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Night Time Industry Association launched #LetUsDance campaign to support UK clubs

The UK dance music and events sector has come together today to issue an urgent plea for help from the UK government in light of the Covid-19 crisis. The #LetUsDance campaign says that dance music and events must be protected and recognised as an important part of the UK’s artistic and cultural landscape.

Launching nationwide, the #LetUsDance campaign asks artists, promoters, club owners and members of the public to post a picture or video of a recent party, festival or club event with a caption to outline the importance of the nightlife sector.

Artists backing the campaign include Adam Beyer, Andy C, Caribou, Charlotte De Witte, Daniel Avery, Eats Everything, Fatboy Slim, Four Tet, Danny Rampling, Irvine Welsh, Maya Jane Coles, Massive Attack, Mistajam, Norman Jay OBE, Pete Tong, Roni Size, Simone Butler (Primal Scream), Thom Yorke.

DJ/producer Maya Jayne Coles said: “The UK is renowned internationally for its dance music clubs and festival culture. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have my career. It must get the recognition it deserves and be given an equal opportunity to apply for the Arts & Culture funding, in line with the live music and classic arts sectors.

“This also goes beyond just a love of music; for example, with the LGBTQIA+ family. For many people these are the only spaces where they can be entirely themselves and meet people like themselves without a threat of violence and hate.”

Support #LetUsDance Campaign by uploading the last club or event photo.

via @wearethentia