ONE BIG NO - musicians and artists against the war.
6th March 2003
Artists from the music world are getting together for a ONE BIG NO to war
The hastily arranged event will take place at The Shepherd's Bush Empire,
London next Saturday (March 15).
Ian McCulloch and Paul Weller, Faithless and Evan Dando are just some of
the acts that are lined up so far.
Both Ian McCulloch and Paul Weller have promised to bring along special
guest collaborators and Faithless will be performing a rare acoustic set.
Organisers, Bottle, are still working on the line-up and more artists will
be confirmed over the course of the next few days.
"Due to the nature of this conflict, we've had to pull this concert
together in an extremely short space of time," said Bottle organisers, Lily Sobhani and Emily Eavis.
"But it's going to be a unique night of collaborations and one-off
appearances with some very special unannounced guests and acoustic sets."
"This is the only big live music event happening to make a noise about the
need for a peaceful resolution to the impending war with Iraq.
"It's so important to act now and not let apathy - or even worse,
resignation, set in the face of such a bullish attitude by certain world
There will also be video messages from Yoko Ono, David Gray and Badly Drawn Boy, poetry from Benjamin Zephaniah as well as short speeches from film
director, Ken Loach and Stop The War MP, George Galloway.
Just 2,000 tickets are available for ONE BIG NO and they go on sale at 9am
tomorrow (Fri, March 7) priced £20 and £30 including booking fee from
Ticket Line 0870 160 2831, the Shepherds Bush Box Office on 0870 771 2000
Proceeds to Stop The War Coalition and CND.
Stop the War Coalition
PO Box 3739, London E5 8EJ
020 7053 2153/4/5/6