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Tiesto to DJ at music festival in support of US foreign aid

Published on Apr 8, 2014 6:43 AM
 
Tiesto will headline a one-day electronic music festival near Washington to build support for US aid to end global poverty, organisers said on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: FRANKIE BATISTA PHOTOGRAPHY

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Tiesto will headline a one-day electronic music festival near Washington to build support for US aid to end global poverty, organisers said on Monday.

The superstar Dutch DJ voiced hope in a statement that the June 26 show will benefit organisations that help "the millions of kids who are battling abuse and even dying from diseases that have known cures".

The Thank You Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion between Washington and Baltimore will also feature electronic artists Above & Beyond, Krewella and Alvin Risk.

The event is a spinoff of the Global Citizen Festival, which has taken place annually since 2012 at New York's Central Park and was headlined last year by Stevie Wonder.

 
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