Plan B, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah and Emeli Sandé are just some of the names lined up for a huge gig to take place in London to mark 20 years since the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence.
The concert will take place at London’s O2 Arena on September 29 and will raise funds for The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. All the artists will perform tracks specially chosen for their social message.
Stephen’s mother Doreen Lawrence OBE, Founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust said in a statement: “Our aim is to build hope for the future. Justice for Stephen is about all of us, every one of us, in society having justice. I want young people to feel inspired, be confident and have hope in their own future. There have been a further 106 racist murders since Stephen was killed 20 years ago and there are still too many young people who do not have a sense of hope. We work every day to empower youth and we’re so proud that the music industry is joining us in reaching out to change the lives of young people.”
Other artists already lined up to appear include Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Jamie Cullum, Ed Sheeran and Soul II Soul. More guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch a video about the campaign below.