From October 1st-31st, global music charity In Place of War is hosting fundraiser called Around The World In 80 Raves.
Across the month, participants can take part in a challenge to collectively cover 7,200 miles around the 26 countries where In Place of War projects are stationed. They are each allowed to complete the challenge at their own pace.
Between dancing, walking, running, cycle, and swimming, contributors can choose their own way of covering the distance. It is also possible to team up with other supporters and get sponsored.
In Place of War teamed up with Ninja Tune, Pioneer DJ and Roland among others to offer a collection of prizes. Highlights include a Reface synth signed by Igor Cavalera, a custom EOB Fender Stratocaster played by Radiohead’s Ed O’ Brien from 2016-2018, and a pair of Technics 1200 turntables signed by Run The Jewels.
In Place of War has scheduled a variety of live streams to take place over the weekends. A Guy Called Gerald, Adam Beyer, Matt Black of Coldcut, and others have contributed DJ sets to support the cause.
Donations will fund studio constructions in Sāo Paolo, Brazil and Lavender Hill, South Africa. By donating £25, participants will be awarded an Around The World In 80 Raves T-shirt.
In Place of War is a global music charity with the goal of setting up cultural spaces, giving educational training, and supporting artistic collaboration. Founded in 2004 as a project at the University of Manchester, it evolved into a vital support pillar for music culture around the world.
For more information on Around The World In 80 Raves and how to partake in the fundraiser, visit the In Place of War website.