EDC Las Vegas 2019 Opening Ceremony
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Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac Events are giving back to the dance music community with a newly announced relief fund, Rave Recovery.

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders laid out by local governments, the dance music community is one that has been affected the most. Members of the community, whether they are those who work behind the scenes or simply attending events, have been hit hard during these unprecedented times, and now Insomniac is looking to help with their new initiative Rave Recovery.

Announced alongside the EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon lineup announcement that landed earlier today, Rave Recovery is a relief fund dedicated to giving back to the dance music community. Created in partnership with In Place of War, a non-profit that believes that music and the arts can bring peace and understanding to the world’s most harshly impacted communities, they intend to bring some positive vibes to these uncertain times.

“Looking out for one another and giving back have been cornerstones of rave culture since people first set foot on the dancefloor,” said Pasquale Rotella. “With so many people experiencing hardships brought on by COVID-19, those principles are more important than ever. Even though we’re isolated, no one should feel alone. Rave Recovery was created to support fans within our dance music community who need assistance—and hopefully inspire others to reach out, connect, and give back.”

If you’ve been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to apply for a grant from Rave Recovery, the application opens on Monday, May 18, and will close on Saturday, May 30. Submissions will be reviewed and those who apply may be reached out to by a representative for more information or clarity.

Those who would like to donate directly to the Rave Recovery relief fund can do so now by heading to Insomniac’s website. Please note that a portion of all proceeds will also support  In Place of War’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Additionally, donation links will be shared during the EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon so keep your eyes peeled while grooving away this weekend for your chance to help uplift others in the community.

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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