Nick Grimshaw and Reggie Yates to host star studded concert
Unity: A Concert for Stephen Lawrence #SL20
29 September 2013 – The O2 Arena
With less than four weeks to go until a best of British line up come together for ‘Unity – A Concert for Stephen Lawrence’ it is announced today that Nick Grimshaw and Reggie Yates are confirmed as hosts.
Speaking about the forthcoming concert Reggie said: “To be involved in this event is a real honour to mark the amazing work that Doreen Lawrence and the charity have been doing in Stephen’s name. Doreen proves that one person can make a big difference and this is a great way of reminding us all that we are all part of a multicultural society and we are all racially equal.”
The concert aims to unite communities and bring people of all backgrounds together through the common language of music. It marks the 20th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder. Through the work of Stephen’s mother, Doreen Lawrence and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Britain is changing but there is still much more to be done.
The SL20 campaign, set up by the Trust to mark this important anniversary, aims to highlight Stephen’s legacy and the vital work undertaken by the charity in his name. This concert will play a pivotal role in the SL20 initiative.
This event sees UK artists and the music industry working together to create a one-off concert and raise awareness and money for the Stephen Lawrence Trust, further providing opportunities for those disadvantaged by their colour, their postcode, their ethnicity or their poverty – across the UK. All the artists will perform tracks specially chosen for their social message.
To donate to the Stephen Lawrence foundation please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/slct/Donate or text SLCT20 followed by either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 e.g. ‘SLCT20 £10’ to 70070
Unity – A Concert for Stephen Lawrence is supported by Mayor of London Boris Johnson as well as Lewisham and Greenwich Council.
Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Plan B, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora & Beverley Knight