Monday 23 March 2009, 11:59 | By CMU Editorial
Love Music Hate Racism heads to Stoke
The Love Music Hate Racism people have announced they will stage a one day festival in Stoke On Trent on 30 May, aka my birthday. The gig will take place at Stoke City football club’s Britannia Stadium.
Confirming the event, Love Music Hate Racism spokesman Lee Billingham told reporters: “Love Music Hate Racism is proud to be working in partnership with Stoke City FC and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to bring our national event this year to the Britannia Stadium on May 30th. Love Music Hate Racism is about celebrating what we all have in common – and music has always been a powerful force for bringing people and undermining the division and misery that racism can bring to our communities”.
He continued: “The festival at the Britannia will be the most exciting music event that Stoke has ever seen! Some of country’s biggest bands and DJ’s will join with top local performers in a fantastic day that will have something for everyone. The event will involve thousands of people in Stoke itself, from schools and colleges to community organisations and music venues, but will also show those from outside the city who join us on the day that the majority of people in Stoke prefer living, working and enjoying themselves together to racism and division”.
The line up for the event is tbc, though the likes of The Libertines, Kasabian, The Enemy, Bloc Party, Doves and Estelle have supported past Love Music Hate Racism events.