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  7.9.03
stoke lmhr carnival...

spooks

mountaineers

miss black america

We can reveal (almost) full and final details for the next fantastic LMHR Carnival...

Sunday 7 September
12midday-8pm.
Stoke Sixth Form College fields
Fenton
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire.

Supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the Stoke Mayor's Office, Stoke Trades Council, NORSCARF, Stoke Racial Equality Council, various national and West Midlands trade unions.

The Carnival is part of the response from anti-racists in the city to the racist BNP gaining a council seat there in May's local elections. The vast majority of people in Stoke want nothing whatever to do with fascist parties like the BNP, and the Carnival will be a positive celebration of multicultural Stoke, a show of multiracial unity through music. The event should have a positive impact on a council by-election in the city two weeks later, where the BNP again intend to con their way to election.

The Carnival will be a free, open-air, daytime event, comprising a main stage for live bands, plus second stage within a marquee featuring DJs. Music on the day will aim to have something for everyone in keeping with the Unity theme of the event: from rock to hip-hop, from bhangra to drum'n'bass.

Confirmed line-up so far:-

SPOOKS
(brilliiant US male/female hip-hop/soul group, two acclaimed top 10 UK hits)
THE STANDS
(hotly-tipped Liverpool band, Noel Gallagher faves, with beautifully-crafted classic 60s-styled guitar pop)
METZ & TRIX
(the biggest and best Asian DJ/MC act in the UK, if not the world!)
SKITZ & RODNEY P
(the UK's top hip-hop producer and emcee - from BBC Radio 1Xtra with their live show)
THE MOUNTAINEERS
(from Liverpool via Wrexham & the Czech Republic .. "like The Doors and The Beatles being given a computer, a drum machine and the kitchen sink to play with.")
BIG CASH PRIZES
(controversial and infamous rock n roll local heroes)
MISS BLACK AMERICA
(fantastic passionate young rock band with a devoted following, just finished headlining a LMHR national tour!)
NICKY BLACKMARKET
(the most popular drum and bass DJ in the country, and a long time Anti-Nazi League supporter)
EMMA FELINE
(Resident at infamous London garage club Twice As Nice, DJs a unique blend of r&b, hip-hop, jungle and garage)
MAGNIFICENT
(DJs, MCs and vocalists representing the cream of young Stoke urban music talent)
THE ZIMBABWEAN SINGERS
(Lively traditional music from group of local Zimbabwean refugees)
FRIENDS OF KEN
(frantic fun with Stoke's favourite pop-punk nutters)
SURINDER RATTAN
(wicked bhangra DJ and producer from Manchester)
KURDO
(wonderfully life-affirming Kurdish music from Stoke-based Kurdish refugees)
ANTIHERO
(great punk/rock band from the Midlands, also played on the recent LMHR tour)
THE UNPEOPLE
(fantastic militant political hip-hop with flava, from London)
LIFELINE SOUND SISTREN: DJ FORTUNE & MC RASCALL
(wicked all-female Stoke reggae sound system)
VJ FUNKCUTTER
(mixing live video)