The Syrian refugee crisis has been boiling over in Europe, as millions flee their war ravaged country in the hopes of seeking shelter and asylum elsewhere.

It's been a political and social flashpoint, with some hoping to keep the refugees out of the EU even as families and children die in the process.

And while it seems to be the norm in dance music to keep silent on political and social issues, techno star Ida Engberg sent out an emotional plea on Facebook asking what could be done, and almost immediately her and Antwerp promoter IKON put together a plan.

In two weeks, Techno For Humanity will welcome Ida and several friends to play for charity, including A Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Guti, Marc Houle, Heidi, Christian Smith,Yousef, Marco Faraone, RENEE, Tofke, Ugur Yurt, Raw District and Kapibaraf – a large and diverse roster sure to build huge support for this cause.

The event, streamed live by, will take place on September 17 at IKON Antwerp and feature three rooms.

All revenues will be split between four charities: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, providing emergency health services and clean drinking water, Migrant Offshore Aid Station, dedicated to preventing migrant deaths at sea, the International Rescue Committee, improving living conditions by setting up camps, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), providing water, mosquito nets, tents, and healthcare.

For more info, head to the Techno For Humanity Facebook fanpage and through #TFH.


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