Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Ferris @ Love Music, Hate Racism festival - 5th July, 2009

Love Music, Hate Racism, in conjunction with SEEDS anti-racism network, have organised a two day music festival at the One World Centre in Derry to promote opposition to racism, following the attacks on Roma families in Belfast. I'll be playing among many others (including Johnny Black from LaFaro) - Johnny is lethal, and not to be missed. I better start practising.

David McAuley, from LMHR, said “We wanted to get this festival together at short notice to send a message that people are opposed to the sort of racist attacks we saw against the Roma people in Belfast in recent weeks. There is an undercurrent of racism in this town as well, and attacks on people and their homes are on the increase, as they are across Northern Ireland."

“We have been taken aback at the enthusiasm of all the musicians we contacted who agreed to play at short notice and there is a fantastic line-up for both the electric sessions on Saturday and the acoustic sessions on Sunday.”

Admission to the festival is free, and it is an alcohol free event. The Love Music Hate Racism Festival is also supported by Derry City Council and Homely Planet.

Saturday 4th July 1-5pm
Our Krypton Son
Future Chaser
Connor Kelly
The Free Radicals
Under Stars and Gutters
Sullem Voe
DJ Stephen McCauley & Dee Dee McAuley
DJ Singh Bangla and DJ Elly

Sunday 5th July 1-5pm
Andrew Ferris
Jonny Black (LaFaro)
Junior Johnson
Tim Pot Operation
Jonny Nixon
Paddy Nash
Christopher Norby
plus poets and spoken word

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