Upminster’s We Are FSTVL teams up with charity to help the homeless

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 April 2017

We Are FSTVL main stage

We Are FSTVL main stage

Copyright © Paul Underhill 2015

A dance music festival will not only be entertaining thousands of music lovers this year but will also be helping the homeless.

The popular annual We Are FSTVL, held at the Damyns Hall Aerdrome, Upminster, has teamed up with charity The 10,000 Hours Foundation to set up a homeless kitchen during the event which will be staffed by volunteers.

Director of The 10,000 Hours Foundation UK Oli Wilson said: “We’ve all experienced the special, collective energy that comes when dancing with thousands of strangers.

“Our foundation aims to ensure that these feelings don’t fade, that the sense of purpose and unity we feel when dancing to one groove continues after the music fades by being channelled into worthwhile projects.”

The charity has worked with some of Europe’s biggest dance music brands to help support and promote good causes in the area and its collaboration with We Are FSTVL will be its first campaign in the UK.

Also in partnership with homeless charity Hope4Havering and Havering Council, the foundation will invite We Are FSTVL DJs and attendees to get involved at the kitchen.

The festival, which will be held from May 26-28, coinciding with the bank holiday weekend, will see performances by Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, Katy B, Basement Jaxx and Sigma.

The event was named as the UK’s best dance event at last year’s UK Festival Awards ceremony and is set to once again attract thousands of fans to the borough.

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