In Place of War, the global organisation that uses music to create positive change in areas of conflict around the world, are very excited to launch Around the World in 80 Raves; a month long fundraising challenge meets global rave, in partnership with the Global Music Industry.

We’re engaging members of the public and our worldwide music industry partner organisations and friends to collaborate across the month of September 2021 – we will dance, walk, run, cycle or swim collectively the 7,200 mile / 11,600km distance, across some of the 26 countries where In Place of War has projects.

Participants choose their own goal to contribute to the overall distance and seek sponsorship for their efforts. The funds raised will support the development of two new recording studios in areas of conflict in Brazil and South Africa. We’re asking friends, industry partners, DJs and our wider networks to help us spread the word and we would LOVE our friends in the music industry to sign up as teams to create a healthy bit of competition around the world!

A dedicated Around The World in 80 Raves section on our site with more info including details of the two music projects we’re funding. If you’d like to know more, drop the In Place of War team an email at