Levellers for Rock Against Racism

Victoria Park anniversary show at Brixton

news: Monday 10th March 2008

Fresh from their packed out show at the Brixton Academy this weekend, The Levellers have confirmed today that they will be returning to the venue on Wednesday 30th April for the Rock Against Racism Victoria Park Anniversary show.

The Levellers will be joined by long-time anti-racist campaigners Alabama 3 and reggae legends and RAR stalwarts Misty in Roots along with The Thirst and Tom Robinson whose band headlined at Vicky Park. Veteran socialist and Glastonbury Left Field favourite Tony Benn, who spoke at the RAR Carnival 30 years ago, will also be hitting the stage.

Wednesday 30th April is also the eve of the crucial London elections which are being heavily targeted by the BNP and the Brixton Academy show will be the culmination of a national Hope Not Hate campaign supported by the UK's major trade unions, anti-racist campaigns and the Daily Mirror.

Tony Benn, who will be rallying the crowd at Brixton in a final push against the far-right in London, says, "Popular culture is a very important part of the fight against fascism and we need the broadest based campaign possible. That's why I’ll be at Brixton Academy on the 30th April."

"We must never let the racists win by default and making anti-fascism something that people can actually enjoy helps enormously. You realise that you’re not on your own and that gives us the confidence to challenge the BNP."

"When you get to my age you realise that every generation has to fight the same battles and I am pleased to be able to help in any way I can."

Tickets are priced at £20, £16 NUS, UB40 and OAP’s for the show at Carling Academy Brixton. to buy tickets click here.


article by: Scott Williams

photos by: Danielle Millea

published: 10/03/2008 10:14


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