Staines rockers, Hard-Fi have been announced as the latest addition to the free Love Music Hate Racism carnival at Victoria Park on April 27.
Organised to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original Rock Against Racism, the event will have performances from some of the original line-up including Poly Styrene, lead singer with the early punk-pioneers, X-Ray Spex, Jerry Dammers of The Specials.
“It’s hard to believe its actually happening in your neighbourhood. I think people sometimes try to just brush aside racism and hope it will go away,” said Hard-Fi front man, Richard Archer. “You need to get your voice heard.”
Other artists confirmed include original reggae punk, Don Letts, Patrick Wolf, Roll Deep, Jay Sean and The Paddingtons.
Love Music Hate Racism was set up in 2002 in response to rising levels of racism and electoral successes for the British National Party (BNP). It runs the tradition of the Rock Against Racism gigs, which were organised with the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) in 1978.
For more information see www.lovemusichateracism.com