As nightlife continues to rebound from a difficult 2 years, DJs for Climate Action (DJs4CA) re-sets the stage for the group’s fifth annual EARTH NIGHT, this April 22nd to 24th, aiming at connecting the electronic music community under one recurring goal: generate climate action.
On the fourth weekend of April 2022, the international NGO will coordinate its flagship event: EARTH NIGHT 2022, a global festival geared toward activating the nightlife and electronic music community around planetary environmental issues. For this year’s events, all EARTH NIGHT promoters, venues, and lineups are expected to ‘walk the talk’ by fully committing to the “FUTURE VISION” goals, a document the DJs4CA team co-created with volunteer representatives from the community, which sets new standards for climate action within the industry.
Since its 2018 inception, EARTH NIGHT has garnered support from artists like Little Boots, Dillon Francis, Soul Clap, Jamie Jones, A-Trak, and hundreds more. In its second year, EARTH NIGHT organized 8 events worldwide attended by 3000 people, and raised over $15,000 for beneficiaries working toward climate solutions. With clubs closed over the past two years, the celebration went online with live streamed B2B DJ sets, a partnership with Greenpeace and panel discussions on the role of music and culture in climate action.
For this year’s edition, venues across all continents—from New York to Melbourne via Lisbon—are joining the call to make the FUTURE VISION a reality for the electronic music scene and taking action by, for instance, using renewable energy, going single-use plastic-free or providing only 100% plant-based food.
Mira Fahrenheit, one of the event organizers, says: “Community building is crucial in pandemic times, and we want – we NEED – to continue our work of connecting venues, promoters and artists in the electronic music scene amidst ongoing uncertainty about what that scene, our scene, will be and could be when all is said and done.”
Hannah Widowski from House Of Yes, one of the participating venues, mentions: “Our Mission is to raise funds and awareness around the climate crisis, ocean conservation, and sustainability initiatives to save our planet. We aim to create a lasting generational impact for individuals, collectives, and businesses to make conscious decisions to better our communities near and far.”
Eli Goldstein, EARTH NIGHT Co-Founder and half of Soul Clap DJ duo says: “We’ve been working on raising awareness and encouraging action for five years now and this year we’re taking it a step further and asking our EARTH NIGHT events to embody the change that the industry needs. From reducing single use plastics, to recycling more, to using renewable energy, to cutting air travel emissions by supporting local DJs, we hope that these events can set an example and inspire positive change.”