Morrissey has personally made a large financial donation to allow the 30th Anniversary Rock Against Rascism concert to go ahead after one of their major sponsors pulled out.
Morrissey commented, “This is a historic event spreading an important, anti-racist, message so it must be allowed to go ahead. Love Music Hate Racism got in touch and explained that the NME had pulled support, possibly as a result of their association with me, and asked if I could help as they had not been able to replace them. This is something I am commited to and we appreciate everyone coming together so quickly to make it happen.”
He also asked his promoters, booking agent and management, (K2 Agency, Live Nation, Pacifica Artists Group and SJM Concerts), to contribute, all of which gladly did.
The FREE concert is set to happen at Victoria Park in London on Sunday 27th April with acts appearing including The Good The Bad & The Queen, Jay Sean, Hard-Fi, The View, Roll Deep, Jerry Dammers RAR Allstars, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly, Natty, Babyshambles’ Drew McConnell’s Helsinki project ft. John McClure, Fyfe Guillemot, Poly Styrene, Jimmy Pursey and many more.