Over 100,000 turn up to Love Music Hate Racism Carnival

Organisers hope turn out will boost local elections

Hard Fi 2005
Over 100,000 music fans turn up to the Love Music Hate Racism carnival on Sunday (April 27) in London.

The day festival took place in Victoria Park and saw the likes of Hard-Fi and The Good, The Bad & The Queen play.

In a statement, organisers said that the festival would affect the turnout in the local elections on Thursday (May 1).

They said: "Not one artist shied away from making anti-fascist and anti-racist statements from the stage. Anti-BNP chants were started by artists and comperes who were enthusiastically joined by the crowd, showing that the carnival yesterday was every bit as political as the '78 Rock Against Racism concert it was commemorating."

The event marked 30 years since the legendary Rock Against Racism event in the same venue, which featured The Clash, Tom Robinson and X-Ray Spex.

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