Good, Bad & Queen top 'Hate Racism' park gig
PUBLISHED: 15:31 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:09 05 October 2010
DAMON Albarn's The Good, The Bad and The Queen and Jay Sean have been named as the latest big-name headliners for the Love Music, Hate Racism carnival in Victoria Park on April 27.
By Victoria Huntley
DAMON Albarn's The Good, The Bad and The Queen and Jay Sean have been named as the latest big-name headliners for the Love Music, Hate Racism Sunday carnival in Victoria Park on April 27.
The all-day three-stage extravaganza, organised to mark the 30th anniversary of the famous Rock Against Racism gig, which featuring the likes of The Clash and Steel Pulse in Victoria Park in 1978.
And it is apt that The Good, The Bad and The Queen should be headlining, as bass player Paul Simonon played at the original festival in 1978 as a member of The Clash.
North Londoner Jay Sean is the biggest British-Asian music star around at present and will perform alongside acts including Babyshambles, Tom Robinson, electro-folk darling Patrick Wolf, Jerry Dammers, The Paddingtons and Roll Deep at the free event. Speakers include veteran politician Tony Benn.
A tribute will also be held to East London Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman, a popular supporter who died last month.
The carnival runs noon to 6pm with 50,000 people expected to turn up to enjoy the day and express their feelings against the threat racism in Britain today.