Love Music Hate Racism

Manchester’s multi-cultural best are coming together in late April to unite the city against racism and stop the rise of the fascist BNP.

The music and cultural sub-group of Manchester Against Racism / Unite against Fascism (MAR) has organised a week-long festival of events at venues across Manchester culminating in a performance by all-star urban artists on an open-air stage as the centre-piece of the Futuresonic04 festival.

The festival will cater for a wide range of tastes, with events ranging from a Blood & Fire reggae soundclash to an evening of Love Poetry Hate Racism at Stockport’s Blue Cat Café.

The aims of the festival are to promote the anti-racist cause and to mobilise people in the North West to use their vote in the local and European elections on the 10th June this year. A high voter turnout is critical in stopping the BNP from making electoral inroads in Manchester and the North West. Together we can defeat the BNP’s message of division and hatred.

The line-up of the Festival Against the Nazis confirmed so far is:

Chorlton Against Racism feat. Local Labels Garden Sticks & Slick Nine Records
Revise Café Bar – 7pm-11pm – Sunday 25th April
The fabulous live sounds of John Stammers, And the Adventures Of, and the Blowout DJs

Band Night Part 1:
Desolation Angels, Caroline Alexander, Tomato Plant & Amberwood
Plus Special Guest DJ Clint Boon
Night&Day Café – Tuesday 27th April
£4 entry/£3 MAR members

Band night Part 2:
The Obsession, Hooker, Tsuji Giri & Carolgees
Satan’s Hollow – Wednesday 28th April
£4 entry/£3 MAR members

Blood And Fire Sound System – Band On The Wall
9pm-2am – Wednesday 28th April
Live from Jamaica, Dancehall DJ Legend U Brown, plus selector Steve Barrow & Dom on dex & fx
Special Guest: Mikey Dom (Sons of Axis/Krispy)
£4 entry/£3 MAR members

World Film & Music night – Arch Bar
7pm – 2am – Wednesday 28th April
DJs – Handz Solo, Xango, Hamish & excepts from 4th World War and other inspiring Films from Beyond TV

Love Poetry Hate Racism – Blue Cat Café
7:30pm – Thursday 29th April
Featuring Chloe Poems, Rosa Lugosi & live music from Keyboard Rebel
£2.50 entry/£1.50 concessions

Free outdoor May Day event – Exchange Square
6-9pm – Saturday 1st May
Wiley (dizzee rascal label-mate), Former N.A.S.T.Y. MC D Double E, Virus Syndicate, Metz & Trix.
Part of Manchester Music Live. In association with Futuresonic04

Punk & Ska All-Dayer – Satan’s Hollow
3-11pm – Sunday 2nd May
Live brilliance from Captain Everything, Spitfire Down, Duckhunt, Harijan, Me and Three Others & Morning Pizza

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