Our music is living testimony to the fact that cultures can and do mix. It unites us and gives us strength, and offers a vibrant celebration of our multicultural and multiracial society. Racism seeks only to divide and weaken us. Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) was set up in 2002 in response to rising levels of racism and electoral successes for the Nazi British National Party (BNP).

We use the energy of our music scene to celebrate diversity and involve people in anti-racist and anti-fascist activity as well as to urge people to vote against fascist candidates in elections. LMHR has helped to mobilise against further BNP election victories, in the tradition of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement of the late 1970s.

There have been now been over 600 LMHR events, from large outdoor festivals to local gigs and club nights. Top artists whohave performed at LMHR events include Ms Dynamite, Hard -Fi, Babyshambles, Akala, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Estelle, The View, Lethal Bizzle, Roll Deep and Basement Jaxx. Just as important are the up-and-coming bands, DJs, MCs and their fans who have performed at or organised their own local LMHR nights.

We want to create a national movement against racism and fascism through music, so it's vital everyone gets involved however they can.

Rock - Hip-hop - Bhangra - Drum n Bass - Indie - Reggae - R&B - Punk - Grime - Jazz... OUR MUSIC!!


Luton - Love Music Hate Racism 2009

This could be regarded as an extension of the Summer Festival as it took place on the same stage.
Luton probably has one of the most diverse multicultural communities in size after London, Bradford and Leicester with significant numbers of people from Asian, Afro-Caribean, Oriental, Irish and East European backgrounds.
Usually the communities get along beside each other just fine. There are a small minority of individuals mainly from outside Luton who wish this was not the case in order to further their own political ends. This day is a response to that .
The weather was good and all those who chosed to come from the various communities had a good time too. Hopefully the images depict this. 


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