Love Music Hate Racism announces 2009 festival

It's set to take place at Stoke City FC's ground

Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) has revealed details of its 2009 festival, which takes place on May 30.

The venue for the one-day festival will be Stoke City FC‘s Britannia Stadium.

Last year, acts including The View, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Bashy and Hard-Fi played to crowds of over 100,000 at the Love Music Hate Racism festival in London‘s Victoria Park.

In a statement, Love Music Hate Racism spokesman Lee Billingham said:

Love Music Hate Racism is proud to be working in partnership with Stoke City FC and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to bring our national event this year to the Britannia Stadium on May 30th.

Love Music Hate Racism is about celebrating what we all have in common – and music has always been a powerful force for bringing people and undermining the division and misery that racism can bring to our communities.

“The festival at the Britannia will be the most exciting music event that Stoke has ever seen! Some of country’s biggest bands and DJ’s will join with top local performers in a fantastic day that will have something for everyone.

“The event will involve thousands of people in Stoke itself, from schools and colleges to community organisations and music venues, but will also show those from outside the city who join us on the day that the majority of people in Stoke prefer living, working and enjoying themselves together to racism and division.”

The Libertines, Jerry Dammers, Kasabian, The Enemy, Bloc Party, Doves, Estelle and Ms Dynamite have all given their support to Love Music Hate Racism in previous years.

Tickets for the Love Music Hate Racism festival 2009 are on sale now. For more information, see