XOYO have revealed the line-up for their Rave For Shaun event, which is set to take place at the Shoreditch venue on Thursday 15th September, with Mary Anne Hobbs, Special Request aka Paul Woolford, Pearson Sound, Benga, Katy B, Loefah, Artwork and many more all set to spin.
The night will also feature unannounced special guests from Hessle Audio, Rinse FM, Tempa, Big Apple, Bingo Beats, R&S Records, SheWorks, Bleep, Pan and TerrorRhythm. You can see the full line-up below.
The event is to raise money for Shaun Bloodworth, a Sheffield-born photographer who made a name for himself shooting the electronic music scene. He is known for doing work with Rinse, FWD, Bleep and Tempa, as well as iconic images of Flying Lotus, Jackmaster and many other artists from the scene.
Bloodworth has recently become ill, and has been in Sheffield’s Northern General hospital for 4 months awaiting a liver transplant. During that time, he contracted an infection that led to him having a lower leg amputation.
As Bloodworth is self-employed, XOYO have decided to raise funds to help him and his family through the rehabilitation process following his transplant. All money raised from the event will go to Bloodworth, as well as a donation to Live Life, Give Life, a UK based organ donor charity.
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