STAINES’ FINEST CONFIRMED TO PLAY IN SUPPORT OF LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM AT GLASTONBURY’S LEFT FIELD THIS WEEKEND
6.00pm-12.30am SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2007.
LEFT FIELD STAGE, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
We’re delighted to announce that Hard-Fi are confirmed as headliners for ourshow at the Left Field stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The band have been vocal supporters of LMHR since their early days, and this surprise show will be their ONLY festival appearance this year, ahead of the release of new album “Once Upon A Time In The West” later this year.
Speaking about their appearance at this year’s LMHR Glasto show, the band said, “The BNP try to use misinformation and distortion in an attempt to deceive the British public. Hard-Fi wish to state our continued opposition to the BNP and continued support for Love Music Hate Racism and the fight against racism and fascism. Music brings people together, racism divides – united we stand, divided we fall.”
Prior to the show, from 6-7pm, most of the evening’s acts will join Martin Smith of LMHR, Weyman Bennett of UAF, and Derek Simpson of trade union Amicus, in a debate on music and combatting racism and fascism.
Hard-Fi’s headline slot completes a stunning Saturday night line-up promoting the anti-fascist cause, comprising an exciting mix of the very best of the UK’s multicultural music scene. Also on the bill are: MOBO-award-winning rapper Akala, Grime don Lethal Bizzle, LMHR’s favourite troubadour Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (with a unique ‘Get Cape + Friends’ set), the dazzling blues-rock of Noisettes, the realism and soulful vibes of future star Natty, human beatbox extraordinaire Killa Kela, riot-grrl rockers The Mentalists, and West London’s ‘Unorthodox Daughter’ of grime, No Lay. There’ll also be DJ support from Grindie/Grime originator Statik, as well as the return of LMHR and Left Field veteran DJ Skitz, whose Radio 1Xtra partner-in-crime Rodney P will be on hosting duty for the night
Saturday’s show stands in a long tradition of great and diverse music being employed in the service of anti-racism, from Rock Against Racism mainstays like The Clash, Steel Pulse and The Specials through to the myriad modern-day artists who’ve played in support of LMHR – taking up the fight to stop the likes of the fascist hBritish National Party (BNP) from dividing our society. There have been over 400 LMHR events to date, celebrations of unity against racism and calls-to-arms for music fans to vote and get active against the threat of fascism.
LMHR works closely with anti-fascist umbrella group Unite Against Fascism (UAF), and the two organisations are urging festival-goers to visit their joint info/merch stand, open inside the Left Field for the duration of Glastonbury, to stock up on LMHR/UAF badges, tshirts and information but most importantly to sign up and get involved ahead of UK-wide and Greater London Assembly elections next May in which the fascist party – who hold 50 local council seats – aim to make further gains.
THE LEFT FIELD
Saturday’s show is made possible by wonderful hosts, the Left Field. The Left Field is the heart of Glastonbury’s social and political conscience.
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