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April Clare Welsh
10 July 2024, 16:23

D Double E, Ghetts, Mahalia, more confirmed for O2 Arena London event in honour of Stephen Lawrence

The More Life - Pass the Mic event is a celebration of "the power of Black culture, community, and allyship, and to honour Stephen’s remarkable legacy"

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A host of high-profile artists have been lined up for a London event in honour of Stephen Lawrence.

D Double E, Ghetts, Mahalia, Nao and Wretch 32 are among the artists due to perform at the O2 Arena in London on 13th September, on what would have been Lawrence's 50th birthday, with further line-up additions still to come. 

Organised by the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation (SLDF), the "once-in-a-generation" More Life - Pass the Mic event is described in a press release as a celebration of "the power of Black culture, community, and allyship, and to honour Stephen’s remarkable legacy".

Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack on the evening of 22nd April 1993 while waiting for a bus in Eltham, South East London.

“Music has the power to touch people's hearts and inspire shifts in how they view themselves and the world around them, much like Stephen did for those who knew and loved him, and the many who only know his story," said Baroness Lawrence, Stephen Lawrence’s mother and founder of the SLDF.

"The 13th of September will be a time for reflection and celebration and a moment to uplift the beauty and brilliance of our community. Together, we can make a collective commitment to building a kinder, more equitable society in Stephen's name.”

Tickets will be available to buy from Friday (12th July) via Axs and Metropolis Music.