RaveForShaun: Underground community unites for massive fundraising party


The biggest names in bass, techno and electronica have united in support of one of our culture’s most prolific and artistic documentarians: Shaun Bloodworth.

Name an act or exciting, progressive UK electronic scene to have emerged in the last 15 years and chances are the Sheffield photographer has been involved or worked with them. From the cover of Skream’s debut album to the iconic Rinse and Dubstep Allstars cover art, Shaun’s work behind the lens behind the scenes has played a crucial role in how our music has been portrayed and stylised.

Unfortunately Shaun has become very ill this year. He’s suffered an infection that has led to the amputation of his lower arm and is currently awaiting a liver transplant. Mercifully the community who he’s spent years supporting have united in force. Raising funds for the self-employed photographer, his family and UK-based organ donor charity Live Life Give Life the artists have established a huge event at London’s Ministry Of Sound on Thursday September 15 with a line-up that’s stacked with a huge array of amazing DJs.

Special Request, Benga, Mary Anne Hobbs, Youngsta, Pinch and Rustie are some of the many artists appearing on the night among some very special guests who really aren’t hard to work out at all when you look at the line-up below.

Full details on Shaun’s health, the support that’s happening in his hometown Sheffield and London and how to donate directly can be found here.

Here’s who’s playing on Thursday September 15 at RaveForShaun. The special guests don’t need many more clues. A fantastic line-up and a very worthy cause. Tickets are available here. See you there.

Alexander Nut (Eglo Recs)
The Black Dog (Warp Records)
Special Guest (Rinse FM / Bingo Beats)
Dusk & Blackdown (Keysound Recordings)
Eclair Fifi
Funk Butcher feat. Trim
GEENEUS (feat Katy B) (Rinse FM)
Special Guest (Rinse FM / Tempa)
Horsepower Productions
Illum Sphere
Jon K
Josey Rebelle (Rinse FM)
LONE (R&S Records)
Mary Anne Hobbs
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Special Guest b2b Pearson Sound (Hessle Audio)
DJ Pipes
Special Guest (Terrorhythm Recordings)
Raji Rags (Livin’ Proof / Boiler Room)
Rustie (Warp Records / LuckyMe)
Special Guest (Big Apple Records / Tempa)
Special Request aka Paul Woolford
Stuart (Give Up Art)
Tessela b2b Special Guest (R&S Records / SheWorks)
Special Guest (Ninja Tune)