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Plan B, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah and Emeli Sande playing Stephen Lawrence charity gala

By | Published on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Unity: A Concert For Stephen Lawrence

On 29 Sep, London’s O2 Arena will host a charity show marking the 20th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s tragic killing. It’ll feature Plan B, Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Soul II Soul, Emeli Sandé, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth and Jamie Cullum, all of whom will play tracks appropriate to The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and its cause.

Explaining that cause and the show’s significance, Stephen’s mother Doreen Lawrence says: “Our aim is to build hope for the future. Justice For Stephen is about all of us, every one of us, in society having justice. I want young people to feel inspired, be confident and have hope in their own future. We work every day to empower youth and we’re so proud that the music industry is joining us in reaching out to change the lives of young people”.

Emeli Sandé adds: “I was quite young when the tragedy happened, and coming from a mixed race family it was a big issue we spoke about, had a big impact on my family. All the work Doreen has done feels very empowering. It shows that changes can be made if you’re brave enough to stand up”.

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