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Daft Punk & Pulp Live @ Fabric's Crisis In Afghanistan Fundraiser

Author: Jonty Adderley
Friday, November 30, 2001
Daft Punk have teamed up with the Plump DJs and Jarvis Cocker's Desperate sound system to host a gig at London's Fabric which will be raising funds for health and first aid programmes in Afghanistan. The French duo's DJ set will be their first UK appearance for almost 2 years and coincides with the release of their must-have vinyl box set, which includes the first vinyl version of their superb recent live album Alive. With tickets costing £17 each for a Monday night event, the focus is firmly on fund raising.

"The present situation in Afghanistan and the untold suffering currently being endured by its people, once again, is a crisis that has affected us all," a statement from the organisers said.

"Everyone involved has pulled together with very short notice and offering their services for free. The nights will benefit the British Red Cross and Red Crescent, and specifically, their local community health and first aid programmes in Afghanistan."

While Daft Punk headline Fabric's main room (supported by James Lavelle and Gorillaz), Jarvis Cocker's Desperate Sound System are in room 3, where they're joined by the Massive Attack DJs.

"Our club's called Desperate because we are," 38 year old Cocker told the Standard this week.

"It seems like a desperate thing to be going to clubs at our age but what are you going to do, stay in and watch the telly- (TV)

London's Crisis in Afghanistan gig is at Fabric on Monday 17th December. A similar event (though with a different lineup NOT including Daft Punk or Pulp) happens on Saturday 15th at Bristol's Academy.

Tickets can be purchased in the UK by calling 0207 771 2000 (Ticketweb)