Save Our Scene UK #FREEDOMTODANCE on Sunday 27th June

Artists included are Eats Everything, Alan Fitzpatrick, Hannah Wants, Franky Wah, Fat Tony and many more

Save Our Scene UK #FREEDOMTODANCE on Sunday 27th June

Save Our Scene UK (“SOS”), #LetUsDance, and friends will demonstrate in London on Sunday, June 27th, 2021, with performances by some of the biggest names in music. It is expected to be the largest demonstration in the history of the music industry.

Kai Cant, the founder of Abode, pitched the idea to SOS and has since rallied DJs and powerhouses from all corners of the scene to rally around the rallying cry of #FreedomToDance!

DJ sets from Alan Fitzpatrick, Eats Everything, East End Dubs, Fat Tony, Franky Wah, Hannah Wants, Jess Bays, Max Chapman, Charlie Tee, Kizzy Alicia, SUAT, Seb Zito, SOSA, Waff, Summer Ghemati, Wheats, and others will accompany the march from Marble Arch to Parliament on Sunday at 12pm.

Save Our Scene UK 2021 lineup
Save Our Scene UK 2021 lineup

Whilst it’s great to see waves of football fans partying in London, it really asks us a question, why is the music industry still being suffocated by the Government? We have proven that we can open responsibly, and 58,000 people took part in the pilot events, of which only 15 people tested positive (5 of which were home related). This has proven the industry can successfully carry out safe events without adding to the spread of the virus. – The Founder of SOS, George Fleming

The Government has consistently marginalised our sector, we have had to fight for every bit of support and engagement throughout the pandemic. We have been continually targeted by the Government and excluded within every announcement. Our Industry is recognised and valued across the world, yet undervalued by our own Government. It’s time to push back and show the power of electronic music and the night time economy through its greatest asset, its people! Time to #Letusdance. – Michael Kill CEO NTIA / Savenightlife CIC #LetUsDance

This Government is all about money, and it can’t be that our industry isn’t financially beneficial to them because we clearly are, so it has to be merely down to the fact that they don’t like the culture plain and simple. I’m absolutely not a Covid denier or anti mask/vaxer in any way shape or form, but what I am is a person who is a member of an industry that has been totally downtrodden time and time again…Stop ruining hearts, minds and livelihoods – Eats Everything, leading U.K. artist

I’m proud and excited that the dance music industry is coming together as one to ultimately fight for our industries future. – Hannah Wants, British DJ and Producer, who is also performing on Sunday

The music industry has lost all faith in the government as a result of their handling of the arts over the last 18 months, and there are clear signs that the government has no regard for the very industry that makes life so enjoyable for both workers and music fans.

Save Our Scene UK
Save Our Scene UK

We are protesting this week to tell the Government that enough is enough and we will not stay silent any longer. Too many jobs have been lost and the damage has become irreversible. Around 10,000 licensed venues have already closed permanently and over 400,000 live events staff have lost their jobs. Our message to the Government is if they delay any further, we will be on the streets protesting daily. We cannot afford to wait any longer. – Fleming

Some might ask, why protest now, it’s only 4 weeks away? To which I answer, if we stay silent, this will present a greater potential for the Government to delay again and again. We have run many polls over the past 2 days, which shows on average 90% of the population don’t believe they will lift all restrictions on July 19th. This shows a complete lack of confidence, so that is why we are here today. For the people. – One of the organisers, Kai Cant

Save Our Scene supports people’s right to choose whether or not to participate in the vaccination program, and they value people’s opinions on the subject.

On the march, they’ve also urged everyone to behave responsibly, drive safely, and pick up their trash.