Bands sign up for charity campaigns

Coldplay, YYYs and Fightstar do their bit

Top bands have pledged their support to the charity Beatbullying’s Take A Stand campaign.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have joined the ranks of musicians who are taking part in the anti-bullying campaign, including Funeral For A Friend, Fightstar and Girls Aloud.

Funeral For A Friend’s Matt Davies said: “Raising awareness and stamping out bullying and its effects on people young and old, even on a global level, is very important. People should not have to live in fear of this kind of behaviour.”

Meanwhile, Coldplay are signing up to The Lucie Blackman Trust, which promotes safety awareness among young people travelling abroad. Kate Moss, The Kooks and The Rakes are also contributing to the charity by recording video messages for the Trust’s website.

At The Isle of Wight Festival, Chris Martin dedicated the band’s hit ‘Talk’ to Lucie Blackman, the British 21-year old murdered in Japan in 2000.

Go to takeastand.org and Lucieblackmantrust.org for more information.