In London, over 9,000 people die every year due to air pollution.
EU law states that the average hourly level of NO2 must not exceed 200 Ug/m3 more than 18 times a year — Brixton road exceeded this annual limit 19 times in the first five days of 2017. At points, NO2 levels in London have been nearly double the legal limit and have exceeded those in Beijing.
Air pollution is the 4th largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking. Despite the toxic air being labelled a «public health emergency», the UK government remain at the forefront of resistance to laws aimed at curbing air pollution.
CR002 BREATHE is an attempt to bridge club culture, fashion, music with social issues. In order to make air pollution visible, Circadian Rhythms have curated a night of music, designed an anti-pollution mask utilising state of the art nanofibre technology and a hand-tailored T-shirt that will be sold exclusively at the event. The lineup consists of some of the most talented artists in the UK — all of which have featured on the Circadian Rhythms NTS show over the past few years.
All ticket sales will be split evenly amongst the artists performing.