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Save Our Scene UK presents #FREEDOMTODANCE on Sunday 27th June

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On Sunday 27th June 2021, Save Our Scene UK (“SOS”), #LetUsDance and friends will be demonstrating in London with performances from some of the biggest names in music. It is expected to be the largest demonstration the music industry has ever seen.

Kai Cant, the founder of ABODE came to SOS with the initial idea and has since rallied DJs and powerhouses from across all corners of the scene to come together under the rallying cry of #FreedomToDance!

The march will depart from Marble Arch at 12 pm on Sunday making its way to Parliament, with DJ sets from the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Eats Everything, East End Dubs, Fat Tony, Franky Wah, Hannah Wants, Jess Bays, Max Chapman, Charlie Tee, Kizzy Alicia, SUAT, Seb Zito, SOSA, Waff, Summer Ghemati, Wheats and many more.

The Founder of SOS, George Fleming says, “Whilst it’s great to see waves of football fans partying in London, it really asks us a question, why is the music industry still being suffocated by the Government? We have proven that we can open responsibly, and 58,000 people took part in the pilot events, of which only 15 people tested positive (5 of which were home related). This has proven the industry can successfully carry out safe events without adding to the spread of the virus.”

Michael Kill CEO NTIA / Savenightlife CIC #LetUsDance says “The Government has consistently marginalised our sector, we have had to fight for every bit of support and engagement throughout the pandemic. We have been continually targeted by the Government and excluded within every announcement. Our Industry is recognised and valued across the world, yet undervalued by our own Government. It’s time to push back and show the power of electronic music and the nighttime economy through its greatest asset, its people! Time to #Letusdance.”

Eats Everything says, “This Government is all about money, and it can’t be that our industry isn’t financially beneficial to them because we clearly are, so it has to be merely down to the fact that they don’t like the culture plain and simple. I’m absolutely not a Covid denier or anti mask/vaxer in any way shape or form, but what I am is a person who is a member of an industry that has been totally downtrodden time and time again…Stop ruining hearts, minds and livelihoods”.

Hannah Wants, British DJ and Producer, who is also performing on Sunday says, “I’m proud and excited that the dance music industry is coming together as one to ultimately fight for our industries future.”The industry has lost all confidence in the Government over their handling of the arts through the last 18 months and there are huge signs that the Government has a complete disregard for the very industry which makes life so worth living for workers and music lovers combined. 

For more info on Save Our Scene: https://www.instagram.com/saveoursceneuk/

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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