Pete Tong, Purple Disco Machine, John Summit, Vintage Culture, David Penn, Monki, Riva Starr and Sef Kombo B2B Louie Dunmore will headline this Live Stream.
Defected Virtual Festival presents We Dance As One, the second instalment in a three-part live-streamed music event from Defected’s DJ Mag ‘Best of British’ Award–nominated virtual party.
On Friday 27th November, the artists will be broadcast from socially distanced locations around the world, before the series culminates on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2021.Defected’ WE DANCE AS ONE 2.0. 2020 – Credits : Defected Records
Supported by the Night Time Industries Association and Association For Electronic Music, the first We Dance As One event in October was designed to raise awareness for the plight of the events business in the UK and around the world due to the pandemic.
1.6 million viewers from 92 countries tuned in with an average watch time of 25 minutes, demonstrating the enduring power of music to unite people and providing some much needed uplift in the wake of more lockdowns and restrictions.
We Dance As One solidarity spirit
This live stream will be produced by over 25 production techs, videographers and creatives assisting the Defected team, who have either lost work or faced redundancy as a result of events cancellations and club closures.
Defected Records will use the live stream as promotion for the individuals, to advertise their skills and give them some well-deserved recognition. A token of appreciation to reflect the new era music company’s wish to support those who have been affected.
After having raised £3,000 for mental health charity Mind with the first event in October, We Dance As One 2.0 will be raising money for The Trussell Trust, a UK-based charity that supports a nationwide network of food banks, providing emergency food and support for people locked in poverty and working towards a hunger free future.
“ We’re proudly supporting The Trussell Trust as our charity of choice for this month’s We Dance As One event. They’ve predicted a concerning 61% increase in food parcels that will be needed across the UK this winter.
During the start of the pandemic around half of people who used a food bank had never needed one before. Quite simply, the hugely destructive effect on our hospitality and nightlife industry (among many others) has led to huge job losses meaning incredibly tough winters for many.
We’re asking for people to give what they can in support of this cause. ”
– James Kirkham, Defected Chief Business Officer
Friday 27th November 2020 will also see the launch of Defected’s first ever roundtable series WE TALK AS ONE, bringing together 20+ heads of nightlife and music culture to discuss the state of the industry and hopes for the future.