Kaiser Chiefs, Reverend, Courteeners, Roll Deep for anti-fascism show

The Rotherham bash will take place next month

Kaiser Chiefs will headline the forthcoming Love Music Hate Racism Indoor Carnival at the Magna in Rotherham on September 6.

Reverend And The Makers, The Courteeners, Roll Deep and Cabaret Voltaire are also set to perform at the bash, as well as yet-to-be-announced DJs.

Tickets are available from the All Saints Centre, Vicarage Lane, Rotherham and St Matthew’s Church Rooms, Carver Street, Sheffield. They cost £10 each.

The organisers of the event – including Jon “The Reverend” McClure – are billing the carnival as a response to the British National Party winning two council seats in this year’s local elections.

In a statement Love Music Hate Racism organisers said they wanted to “show the BNP and any would-be supporters that they are a minority and they are their racist, homophobic and generally discriminatory, repugnant views are not welcome in Rotherham, or anywhere in South Yorkshire“.

McClure added: “You think how music has changed in the last 50 years, and we would have none of that mixture of music and culture if the likes of the BNP had their way.

“People seem to be wanting to vote almost as a protest, but they don’t want to get into the hands of the BNP. So we thought rather than do the event in Sheffield we would do it in Rotherham and say to these people, ‘We don’t want you here, we don’t want your fascist shit’.”