Martin Garrix to play exclusive Amsterdam event for War Child

Following on from a stellar 2016 culminating in his coronation as the new DJ Mag #1 DJ in the World, Martin Garrix is making headlines once more in 2017. This time in the name of charity, rather than love. Teaming up with War Child, an organisation that focuses on support, protection and education for children affected by war, the Dutch superstar will headline his very own event called “Martin Garrix for War Child” at Paradiso in Amsterdam on 21st February.

The unique one-off gig will see the 20 year-old producer donate the entire proceeds from the evening to War Child, a cause that is close to his heart, as he discussed on Mattie and Wietze’s morning show on Qmusic, stating:

“I am glad that War Child helps hundreds of thousands of children in war zones worldwide and I’m happy to see that in action.”

It was a sentiment echoed by director of War Child, Tjipke Bergsma, who was keen to stress how grateful the charity is for the generous actions of Garrix himself, adding:

“We are extremely proud that Martin Garrix will do an exclusive gig for War Child. His innovative music is universal and connects people. Music is an important part of our work because it teaches children to process their experiences and express their emotions. With a performance like this, we hope to help many children in war zones. “

Tickets for ‘Martin Garrix for War Child’ went on sale on Friday 20th January on the official Garrix For War Child website and were available for €50, but sold out almost instantly. The proceeds from the evening will benefit the War Child projects in 14 countries in which the charity have operated for over 20 years.

For its work, the organization depends on many special companies and people. ‘Martin Garrix for War Child’ is made possible thanks to the support of Martin Garrix, Paradiso, E & A Events, Qmusic and The Media Nanny.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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