Artists come out in support of voter registration drive

LoveMusic HateRacism is working in partnership with youth media platform YGTV today launched an online campaign called ‘#YoungVote17’. The aim is to encourage 18 to 24 year olds to register to vote in the forthcoming general election in Britain on Thursday 8th June.

Artists including grime star Saskilla, rock band Enter Shikari and classical singer Camilla Kerslake all made video clips explaining how important it is for young people to make their voices heard.

Recent elections such as the EU referendum and US presidential election have been divisive, with negative rhetoric aimed at migrants, refugees and Muslims by some politicians and sections of the media.

LMHR and YGTV’s campaign is seeking to promote a positive message to young people during the election by working with artists who are highlighting the importance of both political engagement and antiracism through the unifying potential of music.

The deadline to register to vote is: 11.59pm on Monday 22nd
Your vote maters, make sure you are in:

Register to Vote Here

 

LMHR mark launch of Rock Against Racism exhibition

Love Music Hate Racism marked the launch of ‘This Is Hull! Rock Against Racism Posters 1979-82 exhibition’ on Wednesday 3rd May with a fantastic night of music, art and political discussion.

The night commenced with Richard Lees introducing his fantastic range of Rock Against Racism posters followed by a panel discussion with Roger Huddle co-founder of Rock Against Racism and author of Reminiscences of RAR and Dave Randall a musician and author of ‘Sound System: The Political Power of Music’.

The fantastic acts on the night included 10-piece brass band BRASSTERMIND!, world music DJ Cal Jader, latin music group Holly Holden y Su Banda and up and coming indie artist Cosmo Pyke.

Keep an eye out for future Love Music Hate Racism events coming soon.

Love Music Hate Racism Relaunch

Love Music Hate Racism is a continuation of the Rock Against Racism movement of the late 1970s, which used music to unite people and promote antiracism. It is time to reignite our movement against racism through music and we need your help.

LMHR has been working in partnership with a number of renowned music labels in order to relaunch the campaign. We have taken photos of over 30 international artists wearing the iconic ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ t-shirt. 

This campaign is not just for famous artists! Can you help publicise LMHR and the 18th March UN Anti-Racism Day #MarchAgainstRacism? You can tweet us an anti-racist message or a selfie with the words ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ or ‘March Against Racism 18th March’. Artists include Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Green Day, Rudimental and Stormzy..

This campaign is not just for famous artists! Can you help publicise LMHR and the 18th March UN Anti-Racism Day #MarchAgainstRacism? You can tweet us an anti-racist message or a selfie with the words ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ or ‘March Against Racism 18th March’.