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Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) was born in the tradition of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement of the late 1970s, which sought to use music to unite people and promote antiracism. LMHR uses the energy of the music scene to celebrate diversity and involve people in anti-racist activity. Since it was founded in 2002 there have been many hundreds of LMHR events, from large outdoor festivals to local gigs and club nights.

At its pinnacle LMHR ran festivals in Victoria Park, London and Stoke City’s Britannia football stadium which tens of thousands of people attended with international artists performing. The campaign was instrumental in discouraging support for far-right groups such as the British National Party (BNP) and so called English Defense League (EDL). The LMHR campaign has a renewed importance in todays atmosphere of racism, distrust of migrants and islamophobia. We want people from across the country to know that Love Music Hate Racism is back and inspire them to get involved by putting on local gigs and publicising the campaign in schools, colleges and workplaces.