World DJ Day event donates £400,000 to Nordoff Robbins

World DJ Day is set to become an annual event after the inaugural event raised £400,000 for charity.

The week-long fundraiser included gigs, auctions and a DJ skydive in Leeds. All proceeds will be donated to children's charity Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood told listeners after the event that they could expect more of the same next year. He said: "This is definitely a commitment.

A lot of people do very well out of the music industry, especially the dance industry, and it's really time to give something back now and serve the industry which serves us."

Among the patrons for the event were top DJs Pete Tong, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Seb Fontaine and Carl Cox. The club nights were held at leading venues such as Cream, Heaven and Passion.

Events also took place in the US, Australia and Finland.

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