‘London United’ gig set for this Saturday

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has announced a free music festival – London United – to be held on Saturday 16 July to remember all of those who died in the attacks last Thursday and to show London’s defiance of those who try to change the character of the city through terror.

Madness star Suggs, who will be performing at London United, said: “We love London because London lets you be yourself. On Saturday at ‘London United’ we will show that London stands firm in all its diversity after the terrible events of last week.”

Billy Bragg, who will be also be appearing, said: “This free festival gives all Londoners an opportunity to come together to send a message of defiance to the bombers by celebrating the diversity they wish to destroy.”

GLA press release, 13 July 2005