Top 100 DJs 2017 will help UNICEF protect children in danger21 June 2017 - Press release
- UNICEF ANNOUNCED AS TOP 100 DJS 2017 CHARITY BENEFICIARY
- VOTING FOR THE 2017 POLL OPENS 5TH JULY
UNICEF, the global children’s organization, has been announced as the Top 100 DJs 2017 charity beneficiary for 2017. UNICEF works in over 190 countries around the world to keep all children healthy, happy and safe. They ensure more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation.
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll is the world's biggest publicly voted music poll - with over 1 million votes in 2016 – and the definitive annual guide to the world's most popular DJs. In 2016, Martin Garrix, the 20-year-old Dutch superstar, was voted the youngest ever No.1 DJ, and took the coveted top spot from 2015 winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
DJ Mag will use the Top 100 DJs 2017 events and awards ceremony to raise money for UNICEF, as well as giving their readers an opportunity to make donations during the voting process. Further details on Top 100 DJs fundraising activities will be announced soon.
Voting opens for the 2017 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll at 12.00pm BST on Wednesday 5th July, and runs until Wednesday 13th September at 11.59pm BST. Voters can make their vote via www.top100djs.com. The results will then be counted and verified, and announced at the special awards show during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in October.
UNICEF UK Deputy Executive Director, Catherine Cottrell, said:
“We would like to thank DJ Mag for supporting UNICEF through the 2017 Top 100 DJs poll. The money raised through working with this long-established cornerstone of the dance music calendar will have a great impact on the lives of children around the world. DJ Mag readers’ donations will help UNICEF to continue to protect children in danger and transform their lives. With your help, we can make the world a safer place for children.”
DJ Mag Managing Director, Martin Carvell, said:
“We’re very excited to have UNICEF as the charity beneficiary of Top 100 DJs 2017. Both the Top 100 DJs and the dance music industry have grown immensely over the last 25 years. Over 1 million people voted in last year’s poll and with the continuing global expansion of electronic music, we feel that the time is right for us, as music fans, industry, and DJs, to give something back.