Diplo & More DJs Will Go From the Nightclub to the Soccer Field for a Good Cause at Copa Del Rave 2019

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Diplo and friends compete in a charitable game of soccer at the first Copa del Rave in April, 2019.

The dance music industry is a pretty wild place. You get to make a difference in the lives of millions and have the time of your life doing it, and if you're in Los Angeles, you can play soccer while raising money for mental health services and resources by participating in the second-annual Copa del Rave on Oct. 24.

The first Copa del Rave went down in April and raised $12,000 for charity, split between VH1 Save the Music and Beats in School. The October edition will see confirmed players Diplo, Ardalan, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and more DJs do their best to be athletic in the name of MusiCares, a group associated with the Recording Academy that "provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need," covering "financial, medical and personal emergencies."

“The response and enthusiasm around the April event was huge,” Copa del Rave founders Jonathan McDonald, Alastair Duncan and Ardalan are quoted in a joint press release statement. “We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with MusiCares and raising money for those in need within our community. It should be a great tournament, and based on the last one, pretty competitive." 

The DJs will be joined by team members from digital download service Beatsource, taste-maker label Future Classic, PR and management super-squad Liamous United (combining Infamous, Liason and 2+2 Management), event organizers Live Nation, Diplo's label Mad Decent, DJ software developer Native Instruments, reigning champs Red Light Management, and the Three Six Zero management group.

Copa del Rave comes to Evolve LA on Oct. 24, from 3 to 10 p.m. You can watch the DJs and industry professionals get down and dirty for a donation of $20 or more. Learn more by visiting Copa del Rave online. If you can't be in LA, you can still support the cause with a direct donation to MusiCares.


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