PEACE X PEACE
Dekeyser & Friends Supports the PEACE x PEACE Festival
Great music and great people banding together for a fantastic cause: Since 2016, top acts from Germany and around the world have rocked Berlin’s Waldbühne at the PEACE x PEACE Festival, a benefit concert in support of child refugees. Seeed, Herbert Grönemeyer, Die Fantastischen Vier, Beginner, Fetsum, Samy Deluxe, Bilderbuch, Cro, Max Herre, Joy Denalane, and Beatsteaks are just some of the acts who have waived their fees to help bring the festival to life. Dekeyser & Friends has supported the festival since its inception, and in 2017 our founder Bobby Dekeyser and his daughter Carolin, a fellow board member, were invited to take the stage so they could share the story of the foundation and this special collaboration.
Festival photos: Oliver Voetz and Christian Mentzel
Official PEACE x PEACE Wristbands and Lanyards From Compostela
One of the ways that Dekeyser&Friends supports PxP is by providing official festival bracelets—cherished handmade mementos with a unique origin story. Each year, we commission special designs from our Compostela Project in the Philippines, thereby supporting entrepreneurial female artisans. This is just one of the many activities that come under the umbrella of this development project, which helps families who once lived on a nearby garbage dump start new lives in the village of Compostela.
These bracelets were given to the participating artists and sold on the day of the PEACE x PEACE festival. All proceeds from the sale of these items were donated to the festival’s cause.
Our Picnic Social
As part of the inaugural festival in 2016, we wanted to do more than support people who have first-hand experiences of the refugee situation—those who have fled war zones and those committed to helping refugees start new lives here. We wanted to invite them to the festival and get to know them.
We bought a block of tickets and sent out calls-to-action. The response was overwhelming. Before the concert, we hosted a big picnic for all our guests in the Olympic Park near the Waldbühne.
Among the 100-plus picnickers were individuals who were forced to leave their homeland behind, employees at organizations that help sponsor refugees, educators who volunteer their time to teach integration courses, as well as a music teacher who spends his free time playing music together with young people from crisis zones.