A 24-hour online jungle and drum & bass rave is happening this weekend to raise money for the NHS.
British d&b act The Prototypes will play a 24-hour set starting this Friday 17th April at 7pm. The set will be live streamed in full on their Facebook page by D&BTV as the launch for their new ‘D&BTV:Locked In’ streaming series.
“As we are all aware - the situation across the world at the moment is frightening & uncertain - the rise of Covid-19 has left many in hospital fighting for their lives & sadly many have lost the fight - but there is always hope,” said The Prototypes in an official statement.
“It's difficult to know what to do in these times as everything can seem incredibly overwhelming but we both feel music can be a hugely positive force globally in whatever form it arrives - and after witnessing the legendary DJ EZ smash his 24 Hour UKG set we wanted to do something positive for our scene & for the crisis.”
“We are very excited to be able to do this & also nervous about the undertaking,” they added. “We have been taken aback about stories of NHS workers both frontline & behind the scenes risking their lives on a daily basis to help loved ones & help keep us safe - if we can contribute something in some way to help the fight then we will both feel a huge sense of pride. We want to raise as much money as physically possible.”
During the stream, fans will be encouraged to donate to the NHS via this link. With a target of £2,500, £1,114 has already been raised at the time of writing.
In the meantime, whet your appetite with The Prototypes set from Let It Roll 2019 here.
In other news, London’s O2 Arena has been repurposed as a training facility for NHS workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.