London to hold free music festival
Dubbed 'London United,' the event will take place between in Burgess Park from noon to 8.30 p.m., the NME reports.
Livingstone said of the concert: “The bombings that took place last week indiscriminately attacked Londoners irrespective of race, culture, religion or age. London is the future. This free gig will show that London stands firm and celebrates its status as a city of all races, faiths and cultures, the very thing the bombers hate.???
The line-up is yet to be confirmed, but Billy Bragg and Madness are known to be appearing. NME.com quotes Bragg as saying: “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.???
Pulp's Jarvis Cocker is amongst the venture's supporters, though it is unclear as yet whether or not he will take to the stage. He said: "At this time it's important for people from all backgrounds to stand together - it's also important for them to enjoy themselves. This event allows them to do both."