Groove Armada also headline Anti-Slavery bicentenary bash in Hull


Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2007

Freedom Rocks commemorates the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain with a weekend festival of live music inb the fairtrade city of Hull on June 9 and 10.

Set in the recently refurbished East Park, Freedom Rocks will see anthemic rock band Keane headline the Saturday night and dance veterans Groove Armada head the Sunday bill.

Sunday will also see local club nights and international DJs fill the Dance Freedom Big Top Tent with tunes.

As well as two days of festival fun, Freedom Rocks will be highlighting the Fight for Freedom Campaign in partnership with MOBO award-winning charity Anti-Slavery International, who tirelessly campaign for the eradication of slavery as it exists today. Festival-goers will be able to check out easy ways to make a difference, such as choosing fair trade products.

Festival organiser Dave Grindle commented: “We feel that the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain deserves national and international recognition. As well putting the event together we are keen to play a part in developing awareness of Wilberforce’s achievements and today’s human rights issues. This will be an important celebration and will have a positive impact on the local community as Hull becomes the focus of this bi-centenary.”

Weekend tickets are priced at £59.50, day tickets are £32.50. Please note this is a non-camping festival.

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