Damon Albarn to lead anti-nuclear protest tonight

Star will be singing against weapons from Greenpeace boat

A new song by Damon Albarn will be performed at an anti-nuclear weapons gig today (March 8) at 6.30pm.

’5 Minutes To Midnight’ will be performed by a 50-piece choir Sense of Sound on board Greenpeace boat Arctic Sunrise, which is docked on the Thames.

Speaking about his opposition to the UK Government replacing the Trident Nuclear Weapons system, Albarn told NME.COM that he hoped lots of people will get involved.

“I think people shouldn’t care what other people say when they’re talking about these issues,” he said. “Peer pressure is the worst kind of censorship: you can’t talk about issues because it’s not cool. Rubbish, we all have to engage.”

The show will feature visual designs by Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja and feature contributions from Brian Eno.

According to a statement the performance will represent a peaceful demonstration against renewing Trident weapons system, and against Britain possessing nuclear weapons at all.

The performance will also be broadcast live at Greenpeace.org.uk from 7pm, where it can be accessed for 24 hours.