Morrissey loves music, hates racism

25 April 2008

Morrissey Loves Music, Hates Racism
Press Release From Love Music Hate Racism: 25 April 2008

Morrissey has personally stepped in with a significant financial contribution to the Love Music Hate Racism campaign in order to allow their 30th Anniversary Rock Against Racism concert to go ahead in Victoria Park, London this weekend without financial loss or burden to the campaign. In addition to his own contribution he has rallied his management, booking agency and promoters to make up the majority of the £75,000 deficit LMHR was faced with after a main sponsor 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 committed to and we appreciate everyone coming together so quickly to make it happen."

K2 Agency, Live Nation, Pacifica Artists Group and SJM Concerts are all associated with Morrissey and have made donations to Love Music Hate Racism at his request.

LMHR's Martin Smith and Lee Billingham said, "After an expected contribution to the Carnival from a major sponsor fell through, we contacted Morrissey - and other artists who support the cause - to ask for their help, and we're extremely grateful for Morrissey's generous financial contribution."

LMHR Carnival '08 takes place on Sunday 27 April 2008 in Victoria Park, London E3, and is free. Headliners include The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Jay Sean, Hard-Fi, The View, Roll Deep, Jerry Dammers, RAR Allstars, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Natty, and Babyshambles' Drew McConnell's Helsinki project featuring Jon McClure, Fyfe Guillemot, Poly Styrene, Jimmy Pursey and many more. Full details at

For more information please contact Love Music Hate Racism:
Martin Smith - 07905 157779
Lee Billingham - 07838 156052
Love Music Hate Racism
1st Floor, 231 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EH
Note new office phone and fax:
Tel: 020 7801 2781
Fax: 020 7801 2782