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Daytimers COVID relief party

Daytimers is throwing a rave in aid of COVID-19 relief in India

Featuring Anu, Manuka Honey, DEBONAIR, Aisha Mirza, and more

Back in the 80s and 90s, Daytimers provided a hedonistic escape for young British Asians wanting to party away from the eagle-eyed gaze of their parents. Now, the infamous day rave is back with a special all-day charity event to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts in India.

The event will take place on May 23 at London’s Colour Factory, and feature a line up of South Asian DJs and artists, including Ahadadream, Anu, Manuka Honey, DEBONAIR, Aisha Mirza, Ryan Lanji, Paul Purgas, Tash LC, and Daytimers DJs – hosted by Jyoty.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be livestreamed on Daytimers’ Twitch TV channel, with proceeds going to the Hemkunt Foundation and India’s Trans Queer Hijra Intersex community.

“This event aims to increase awareness of the dire circumstances in India as a result of the second wave of COVID-19. At the time of writing, the total number of infections in India has passed 23 million, with New Delhi running out of space for cremations,” said Daytimers.

“The Hemkunt Foundation is raising money to purchase oxygen cylinders and concentrators, distributing these to COVID-19 patients for free. We’ll also be raising money for India’s trans community, and helping to provide food and sanitary preventative kits across six locations – supporting a community devastated by both COVID and the loss of their livelihoods.”

The in-person event will start at 12pm and finish at 8pm on May 23. Find out more here.