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Pete Doherty to play Stoke festival

Issue No. 2153

The News that Pete Doherty is to join the headline acts at the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) Festival in Stoke this Saturday is a major boost to the campaign.

Doherty will join a raft of other musical talent from around the world, including Kelly Rowland and Reverend & the Makers, to take the anti-fascist message to the heart of one the BNP’s target areas.

Coaches are bringing people from across Britain to the event—which will be a major rallying point for the anti-fascist movement just days before the European elections.

LMHR has held a number of successful events over the past week. More than 2,500 came to LMHR’s Fuse Festival in Derby, held across seven venues in the city.

One of the highlights was a packed out gig by Asian Dub Foundation, who have been playing a mini-tour to support LMHR.

The band got a rapturous welcome from a 200-strong crowd in Sheffield on Monday.

And a similar crowd greeted them in Manchester on Saturday.

Around 200 came to a gig in Bolton earlier in the week and another 300 came to an afternoon event with local bands in Wigan on bank holiday Monday.

To buy tickets for the Stoke festival or to get involved with LMHR in your area go to »

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