Trance fans will #danceforukraine as ASOT1000 Kraków set to raise funds for Polish Red Cross in aid of refugees
Ends on: 05 May 2022
On Saturday 12 March, ASOT1000 is due to take place in Poland inside the Tauron Arena in Kraków. Due to the on-going humanitarian crisis unfolding in neighbouring Ukraine, funds will be raised during this show in aid of the thousands of refugees now seeking safety across the country’s borders. The event will now go under the name #danceforukraine, as contributions will be made through ticket proceeds and the online charity portal, astateoftrance.com/donate
As fans have come to learn over the years, A State Of Trance is more than just a radio show; it’s the biggest trance platform worldwide. With such a formidable global reputation comes a great opportunity to make a massive difference, in the hope that the ASOT community will come together and #danceforukraine in the name of charity. Net proceeds from the upcoming event in Kraków will go directly to the Polish Red Cross in aid of the Ukrainian people currently seeking refuge in Poland. This Thursday's episode of A State Of Trance will also be dedicated to the Ukrainian cause, uniting trance fans around the world in making donations to those who need it. ASOT have put out this exclusive trailer ahead of the upcoming fundraising events.
The situation in the Ukraine simply can’t go unnoticed, and continued funding will go a long way in supporting the Red Cross volunteers and, first and foremost, those affected by the conflict. Over a million refugees have already crossed the Ukrainian border into Poland, just 250km away from the event’s host city of Kraków, and that number is set to continue to grow in the coming days.
Those attending the event or watching on through the 8-hour-long livestream will be able to enjoy sets from Ferry Corsten, Ilan Bluestone, ReOrder presents RRDR, Robbie Seed, Ruben de Ronde, Solarstone, Vini Vici and the ASOT frontman himself, Armin van Buuren. As some of the world's finest trance DJs take to the stage, those watching from the comfort of their living rooms around the world, will be able to donate to the cause.
The #danceforukraine stream will be available to watch on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch from 19:00 to 04:00 CET. Tickets for the live event itself are still available, with fans looking to attend able to secure their last-minute passes here. Net proceeds will go to the Polish Red Cross, therefore buying a ticket will also aid this cause immeasurably.
“I am devastated to learn of the horrific events currently unfolding in Ukraine. With our upcoming ASOT1000 show in Poland, we wanted to do all we could to help those affected by the conflict. We have therefore decided to focus on raising money together with the people of Kraków, on 12 March. Proceeds and donations from the event will go straight to the Polish Red Cross, so that refugees can continue to get the essential aid they need. I hope the trance community can come together and #danceforukraine” Armin van Buuren said.
People can donate prior to, and during the #danceforukraine ASOT event, here.
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