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Rave to run simultaneously between Kyiv and Liverpool for charity

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Two raves will be thrown simultaneously in London and Kyiv on May 7 as part of the charity event RAVE UKraine.

Representing unity and solidarity with Ukraine, the line-up includes DJ sets from Hot Chip, DJ Paulette and James Lavelle with more names still to be announced.

Both raves will be live streamed with Kyiv-based rave acts including Petya Cantrust, Jane, Raavel, Pledov and Lostlojik.

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The event is being dubbed “the first of it’s kind” as two cities rave at the exact same time from new Liverpool venue CONTENT and Kyiv’s HVLV Bar.

Rave UKraine is part of the cultural festival EuroFestival running for two weeks in May while Liverpool acts as host city to Eurovision 2023.

Jez Collins, organiser of Rave UKraine says: “Rave UKraine is an act of resilience and a party with a purpose. Uniting ravers and clubbers on the dancefloors of Liverpool and Kyiv, it is an act of solidarity and support and a rejection of Russia’s war on Ukraine, its music and its cultural identity.

“We’ve brought together two amazing line-ups in Liverpool and Kyiv and I can’t wait for us to dance together. Two cities, one rave” Collins adds.

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Charity Music Saves UA has said: “Over the past year, we as Music Saves UA collaborated with music events: festivals, conferences, discussions, etc. Our main task, as a charitable initiative, is to raise awareness about the situation in Ukraine and promote Ukrainian music and culture as well as to raise funds for humanitarian needs in Ukraine.

It’s statement continues: “Thanks to the support of the music community, we have managed to evacuate over 20,000 people from frontline territories, provide help for more than 40,000 people and purchase and distribute more than 600 tons of food and other supplies. We are grateful to the entire Rave UKraine team for their trust in us and to the people for their support. Music matters and it continues to save lives.”

Get tickets and more info to RAVE UKraine on May 7 here.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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