14th, 17th & 22nd February.

Music sector and venues join forces for benefit concerts for victims of the earthquake disaster.

Benefit concerts for Turkey and Syria will take place in Amsterdam and Rotterdam on 14th, 17th and 22nd February. Together with De Meervaart, De Doelen and Podium Mozaïek, initiators singer Meral Polat and concert organizer Mystiek Productions are organizing three benefit concerts. Kovacs, Naaz, Meral Polat and Warsim Aslan, among others, will perform. Fidan Ekiz and Jan Douwe Kroeske are responsible for the presentation together. The final programming will follow through the online channels of Mystiek Productions and the stages.

The entire proceeds from the concerts will go to the Giro 555 action for the victims in the disaster area.The terrible images of the consequences of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria affect us all. The death toll is rising rapidly, now above 21,000. Entire areas are in ruins and large numbers of people are still missing. Many in the Netherlands are also uncertain about the fate of relatives and acquaintances in the affected area. Singer and actress Meral Polat. “Numerous initiatives have already been launched to bring clothing and goods to the disaster area. At the moment, a lot of money is needed, so that the professional institutions have enough resources to provide emergency aid on the spot.

Buy a ticket and support Giro 555
The entire proceeds of the benefit concerts go to Giro 555. The organizations behind Giro555 work day and night to help as many victims of this disaster as possible. These include the Red Cross, the Refugee Foundation, CARE, Cordaid, Kerk in Actie and Save the Children. They provide medical care in the area, distribute food and relief supplies and provide shelter. 

Preliminary program:

Tuesday Feb 14 | Meervaart, Amsterdam
With Naaz, Meral Polat & Chris Doyle, Wasim Arslan and Jan Douwe Kroeske. Friday Feb 17 | 20:30 | De Doelen, Rotterdam
With: Derek Otte, Efe Erdem, Fidan Ekiz, Jan Douwe Kroeske, Kovacs, Meral Polat Trio, Naaz, Ragazze Quartet and Wasim Arslan
Tickets now on sale via the website of De Doelen

Wednesday, Feb 22 | Stage Mosaic, Amsterdam
With Naaz, Meral Polat & Chris Doyle, Wasim Arslan, Theater Rast and Jan Douwe Kroeske.

Definitive line-up and updates via the online channels of Mystiek Productions and the stages.

Other benefit concerts :
Paradiso Amsterdam and Stadsschouwburg & Philharmonie Haarlem are also organizing a benefit:
Feb 13 | Stadsschouwburg & Philharmonie, Haarlem
Feb 16 | Paradise Amsterdam