Morrissey has stumped up cash to ensure the smooth running of Love Music Hate Racism this weekend after NME pulled support for the event.
The festival, which celebrates its thirtieth year this Sunday (April 27), was faced with a £75,000 defecit after the weekly withdrew sponsorship.
Enter Morrissey, who not only stepped up to the plate with a contribution from his own personal fortune, but also rallied his management, booking agency and promoters to haul the event back into the black.
Given our protagonists' recent history we'll stop short of calling this latest turn of events gallant, but anything for a good cause, yeah Moz?
Yeah: “ This is a historic event spreading an important, anti-racist, message so it must be allowed to go ahead.
“Love Music Hate Racism got in touch and explained that the NME had pulled support, possibly as a result of their association with me, and asked if I could help as they had not been able to replace them. This is something I am commited to and we appreciate everyone coming together so quickly to make it happen."
The weekend bash is free to attend and will see diverse performers including The Good, The Bad & The Queen, The View, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Skepta appear at Victoria Park.
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