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The 'Rise' festival, organised by London Mayor Ken Livingstone's office, was rebranded today to demonstrate London's defiance against the terrorists.
The festival, taking place this coming Saturday at Burgess Park in south London, will hear performances by Lemar, Terri Walker, and a host of African artists.
Lee Jasper, the mayor's senior race advisor, said: “It's been changed to London United to send out a message to the city as a whole that we will not be divided.
“The message on the day will be that London remains united. It will be a showcase of London's diversity. We want to show communities coming together and that we can live in harmony.”
Chart-topper Lemar added: “I'm proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow Londoners – in moving on from last weeks tragedy without being intimidated by acts of violence.
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“My thoughts are with the victims, their families and those still missing. Peace.”
Organisers revealed the full line-up for London United, which takes place from 12 noon until 8.30pm.
There will be seven stages: the main stage, plus a music and dance stage featuring acts from 'Istanbul to Tangiers' a Cuba Fiesta, Mela, and Urban stages, and a comedy marquee.
Tens of thousands of Londoners are expected to attend the celebration of the capital's diversity and tradition of anti-racism.
Livingstone said: “The bombings that took place last week indiscriminately attacked Londoners irrespective of race, culture, religion or age. London is the future.
“This free gig will show that London stands firm and celebrates its status as a city of all races, faiths and cultures, the very thing the bombers hate.”
New acts have also been added in the last week, including Suggs of Madness fame, and Jarvis Cocker, former Pulp frontman. Cocker said: “At this time it's important for people from all backgrounds to stand together.”
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