MUMBAI: World-renowned Dutch DJ Hardwell kick-started his World’s Biggest Guestlist event with a special performance for more than one thousand underprivileged kids from Mumbai from leading children’s organisation, Magic Bus. The performance, supported by event management firm Percept, took place at the Bombay Port Trust Ground in Mumbai.
DJ Hardwell visited India as part of the first instalment of his global charity tour, World’s Biggest Guestlist, a joint initiative between Hardwell’s United We Are foundation and Shailendra Singh’s Guestlistevents.in that aims to raise funds for children in need. As part of the initiative, DJ Hardwell and Shailendra Singh visited the BPT slums on 12 December, 2015 and spent time with families of few of these children living in these slums to personally see and understand the challenges these kids face every day. DJ Hardwell spoke to the families to understand the challenges and opportunities of living and growing up in India.
After spending time in the slum, DJ Hardwell and his crew proceeded to the BPT Ground where one thousand children from Magic Bus were eagerly waiting for the world-acclaimed DJ to arrive and belt out few of his most popular tracks. DJ Hardwell not only played his music but also engaged in many games with these children. After his captivating performance, Hardwell distributed prizes for the various contests that the children had participated in.
Shailendra Singh, inceptor of the Sunburn Festival and Joint MD of Percept, said, “We are lucky to have the world’s best DJ with us, supporting this cause. We have a massive fan following of dance music in the country and our idea is to mobilise everyone towards the cause of education through this genre. Dance music has the power to unite, and the time do it, is now.”
Speaking about the event, Magic Bus Foundation CEO Mathew Spacie said, “We are extremely happy to have Shailendra Singh who came up with this entire innovative concept and DJ Hardwell using music as a platform to raise funds to support our children.”
“We are extremely hopeful that such events will only bring more attention to the cause of children’s education. Celebrities such as Shailendra Singh DJ Hardwell are icons not just for their art but also for the causes they support and promote,” added Mr Spacie.
Faasos head of marketing Revant Bhate said, “This is a great way of integrating dance music with the concept of supporting a charity. We are privileged to be part of this first-of-its-kind collaboration where Faasos is donating one rupee to Magic Bus for every tweet with the #magicbus. We believe Magic Bus has the potential to build a compassionate community where stakeholders like us can come together to create long term sustainable impact”. Faasos is an event partner for this campaign and event.