Wednesday, August 17, 2005


The idea of having a Love Music, Hate Racism gig in Liverpool following a spate of racist happenings in the city, peaking (although not culminating) in the murder of Anthony Walker is a good one, but it's starting to look like it's coming to pieces. The idea had been to do it tomorrow night, but it's been postponed because star draw Ms Dynamite has pulled out.

Without Ms Dynamite, the line-up started to look a little threadbare - it's almost as if the "prior engagement" she's pleading is actualyl designed to give the organisers some more time to pull together a bill:

They include Franz Ferdinand, Craig David, Jamelia, Estelle, Bloc Party, Hard-Fi, Daniel Bedingfield, Kaiser Chiefs and Snow Patrol. Although none has yet confirmed it is understood thty have all expressed an interest in playing in Liverpool for free in honour of Anthony.

In addition, home grown talents The Las and Echo & The Bunnymen are also said to be fully behind the campaign and intend to perform.

Liverpool-born Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty may also be one of the stars playing at the concert as he has been a big supporter of Love Music Hate Racism, the organisers of the concert.

In other words, a gig due to take place tomorrow evening hadn't got much beside good intentions for the bill. It's a bit of a shame that none of the bands felt able to put their schedule where their mumbled support was.

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