Monies raised go to support artists who are struggling during the global pandemic
Tonight at 6pm will be the kick-off time for the second London edition of United We Stream, a livestreamed event which raises money to support artists and workers in the creative industries whose incomes have suffered badly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Worldwide, United We Stream has so far raised over £1.5 million to support struggling artists, via over 400 hours of livestreams from some 2,000-plus artists in 90 cities. The first London edition – brought to you in association with Rinse FM and arts-based campaigning organisation In Place Of War (IPOW) – was broadcast from The Cause last weekend (24 October) with Hospital Records hosting, though sadly we couldn't tell you about it at the time because iDJ was, for technical reasons, out of action.
But now (with all our HTML gremlins banished and a brand new rubber-band installed!) we're back in the room just in time to tell you about tonight's second edition, which stars deep/melodic house and techno label Anjunadeep, as represented by Amy Wiles, Penelope, Daniel Curpen, Just Her, Kidnap and Jody Wisternoff – all of whom will be playing for one hour each, in that order, live from London's Village Underground.
You can watch the video via United We Stream's social feeds, or listen in on Rinse FM – both can technically be done for free, but anyone tuning in is strongly encouraged to make a donation to the cause via the event's Crowdfunder page. 75 per cent of the money raised will go to directly to artists/arts organisations (the applications process for funding grants opens on 16 November), with 10 per cent going to IPOW to cover their costs and a further 15 per cent as a donation.
There will be further United We Stream London livestreams on 7 and 14 November, starring a secret guest and FOLD, respectively.
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