On March 27, Beatport will subvert the in-person festival format to host a 24-hour live stream featuring 24 electronic artists. Presenting a new act each hour, the broadcast will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Beatport’s Twitch channel and will place the likes of Bonobo, Carl Cox, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Nora En Pure, A-Trak, Wax Motif, Eats Everything, and more before viewers.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen so much of humanity come together as one to battle the escalation of the COVID-19 virus in an effort to protect the most vulnerable.
With so many of us sheltered in our homes, wanting to stay connected to the people and music that plays such a positive role in our lives, Beatport and the passionate DJ community we work with on a daily basis feel compelled to deliver a unique music experience directly into homes across the world.
-Robb McDaniels, Beatport CEO
The full lineup includes ANNA, Agoria, Axel Boman, Blond:ish, Chris Liebing, Destructo, Duke Dumont, GRiZ, La Fleur, Nastia, Nicole Moudaber, Nina Kraviz, Sébastien Léger, THEMBA, Todd Terry, TOKiMONSTA, UMEK, Waze & Odyssey, and Gorgon City.
Twitch viewers will have the option to donate to the World Health Fund’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as well as the COVID-19 Hardship Fund, which benefits members of the Association for Electronic Music. Prizes, including merch, will be awarded to randomly selected streamers throughout the broadcast.
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