Babyshambles to curate anti-racism gig

A host of top acts sign up for the benefit bash

Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell is curating a special anti-racism benefit gig in London later this month.

The View, Mystery Jets, The Paddingtons, Lupen Crook plus The Specials stars Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers are all lining up for the Love Music Hate Racism bash at Fabric on November 30.

The gig will be spread across three rooms from 8pm until 3am, with tickets priced at £16.

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All proceeds raised from the benefit concert will go to the Love Music Hate Racism campaign, which seeks to establish a national movement against racism and facism through music.

Speaking about the event McConnell said: “The work LMHR is doing is incredible, it restores my faith in humanity’s ability to feel solidarity and indignation at injustice, and actually act on it. LMHR continues to bring to our attention the reality of what’s going on with the BNP, and how they prey on some of Britain’s most troubled areas.

“What we have is music, so join us, a motly crew of indie bands, grime acts and drum’n’bass DJs to help send a unified message to the BNP – Britain is a multicultural society and that’s how we like it.”

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

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