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London United against terrorism

by Lester Holloway
14/7/2005

LONDON&#39S FREE music festival this Saturday has been renamed London United in memory of the capital&#39s terror bomb victims.

Lemar
Lemar: shoulder to shoulder with Jamelia.

The &#39Rise&#39 festival, organised by London Mayor Ken Livingstone&#39s office, was rebranded today to demonstrate London&#39s 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&#39s senior race advisor, said: “It&#39s 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&#39s diversity. We want to show communities coming together and that we can live in harmony.”

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Chart-topper Lemar added: “I&#39m 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 &#39Istanbul 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&#39s 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&#39s important for people from all backgrounds to stand together.”

FULL LINE-UP

LONDON UNITED
Billy Bragg · Eska · JJC & the 419 Squad · Fundamental · The Mitchell Brothers · Terri Walker · Lemar · Goldie Lookin Chain · Kano · Raghav · Suggs · Modeste Hugues · MORE TBC

CRESCENT STAGE
music and dance, from Istanbul to Tangiers, hosted by Shazia Mirza
Necmi / Michaela & Naor · The Hakaya · Moroccan Roll Convention · Poets of Rhythm · Amina & Smadj / Michaela & Naor · Luda Mix · Oojami and Necmi Kalvi

BIG CUBA FIESTA
hosted by Rob Miller
DJs from Club Clandestino · Paseo Malanga · Conga dance class with Mario Lopez-Goicoechea and Paseo Malanga · Stylo Prohibido · Jesus Cutino y su Son de Cuba · Omar Puentes y Raices Cubanas

MELA STAGE
hosted by Nihal, Murtz and Sangeeta Sabharwal
Fusion · Lost Luggage · Threebee · Sona Family · Yam Boy · Sunit & Raxstar · Serese

CRISIS COMEDY MARQUEE
Rudi Lickwood · Curtis Walker · Shappi Khorsandi · Shazia Mirza · Quincy · Patrick Monahan · Tony Hendriks · Kojo · Inder Manocha · Angie McEvoy · Ayesha Hazarika

PRS URBAN STAGE
Programme of emerging and unsigned acts
The Freestyle Crew · UK Unsigned · Undercover Magazine · Bigga Fish · Elastic Artists · UK Unsigned · Invincible Magazine · Overground

DJ BUS
Dave VJ · Soul Jazz Soundsystem · Ross Allen · Trojan Sound System

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