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11 December 2023, 10:20

Gaza humanitarian crisis: fundraising electronic music events to attend this month

Dates in Dublin, London and Manchester have been announced 

Gaza humanitarian crisis: fundraising electronic music events to attend this month
via Sky News

Updated 11th December

Promoters and artists are continuing to show solidarity with the population of Gaza through fund and awareness-raising events. 

Citizens in the Palestinian region have been living in a state of "complete siege" since 9th October, when Israeli forces began an offensive with deadly air attacks – on buildings including hospitals, schools, refugee camps, mosques and churches – and launched a subsequent ground invasion. This was in response to a string of attacks carried out by the militant group Hamas on the 7th October in which over 1,000 people were killed, including 260 attendees of the psytrance festival Supernova. Hostages were also taken, a number of whom were released during a temporary truce, which began on 23rd November. 

According to the Gaza Health Ministry, at least 17,000 Palestinians have now been killed in ground and air assaults in the region, including thousands of children. Charities warn that 2.3 million people could be displaced amid a rapidly mounting humanitarian crisis. Citizens in Gaza have endured desperate conditions, with a near-total blockade restricting deliveries of fuel, food and medicines. Lack of power has led to blackouts, a shutdown of communication with the outside world, and fears for patients in hospitals. 

More than 800 scholars and practitioners of international law, conflict studies and genocide studies signed an open letter on 15th October warning of “the possibility of the crime of genocide being perpetrated by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip”. 

Numerous groups and individuals from the international electronic and wider music community have been vocal about the situation, with hundreds signing a letter in solidarity with Palestine as part of the Ravers For Palestine movement. Shannen SP, Tash LC, Ross From Friends and Objekt were among the signatories. In November, the #MusicForCeasefire open letter was published, with more than 1,000 artists calling for an end to hostilities.

Numerous musicians and record labels have also been releasing music via Bandcamp in an effort to raise funds for charities working to support innocent civilians impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Find a selection of those here.

Events have taken place across many regions of the globe in a bid to highlight the plight of those impacted. Below you will find a round up of more planned to take place this month. 

Future Female Sounds & Artists Against Apartheid: DJs For Palestine Fundraiser
Thursday 14th December @ H15 Copenhagen

DJs including G.HO, Pree, DJ Paydar, Ena Cosovic and Transparent Tim come together for a fundraising event in Copenhagen's H15, with all proceeds set to be donated to medical aid in Gaza, distributed between UNRWA, Palestine Red Crescent Society, and The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. 

In Motion for Change 
Thursday 14th December @ The Cause, London

Join the likes of FYI Robyn, Keydell, and Ill Evans for music and somatic movement practice workshops presented by Bodily, combining activism, protest, education, health and wellbeing in one multifaceted evening and night.

Woozy presents Fundraiser For Palestine 
Friday 15th December @ Tengu, Dublin, Ireland 

A cornerstone of club culture in the Irish capital, Woozy drafts homegrown and guest talent with close ties to both the label and party, and its home city. 100% of profits are heading to Medical Aid for Palestinians. 

Palestine Fundraiser 
Sunday 17th December @ The Klondyke, Manchester 

Three of the most respected names on the northern England techno scene — Kerrie, Means&3rd and Yant — lead the charge at this suburban all-dayer with jazz-electronica master Mathew Halsall also down.

Noisemas III: Fundraiser for Palestine 
Sunday 17th December @ Iklectik, London 


30 artists have been drafted to perform rapid-fire back-to-back sets through to midnight, with taiko-techno-acid-rockers Blood Music and an A/V show from Steven McInerney's cinematic sounding Merkaba Macabre project.