[from Gig Wise]
Oasis To Headline Knife Crime Concert In London?
Along with Lily Allen…
- by Jason Gregory
- 16 July 2008
- Photo by: WENN
Oasis have expressed an interest in taking part in a special awareness concert in London, it’s been reported.
The event in Finsbury Park, scheduled to take place in September (apparently on 21 September, read below), is being organised to highlight the issue of knife crime in the capital.
According to BBC6 Music, Oasis, Lily Allen, Madness and Kelly Rowland have all been named by organisers – but none have yet to confirm their participation.
The concert, which would attract 39,000 people, has been backed by London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, and the Metropolitan Police.
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher recently called on politicians to take action against Britain’s knife problem, saying he feared the reality of the problem, and the impact it could have on his own children.
“In my day, status was trying to be somebody, do you know what I mean, not trying to kill somebody?” he told the BBC.
In London alone, twenty teenagers have lost their lives in 2008 as a result of a knife attack.
- Oasis Charity Show Later This Year
A scan taken from page nine of the Daily Star today.
Britpop legends Oasis are set to headline a special concert in memory of 16-year-old knife victim Ben Kinsella.
The Gallagher brothers will preform at Finsbury Park, on September 21, for the tragic teenager – along with Madness, McFly and Kelly Rowland, 27.
Ben brother of actress Brooke Kinsella, 24 – was stabbed to death outside a bar in Hollywell, north London, on June 29.
BEN KINSELLA CONCERT FOR CHANGE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST FINSBURY PARK
That is the day when we as ONE NATION STAND UP and say we will not live our lives and our childrens lives in these conditions .That is the day when YOU can STAND UP and tell your family , your relatives , your neighbours what YOU did to change things. IT is not enough to simply talk whilst murder and heartbreak escalates around US . IT IS TIME TO STAND UP AS ONE , TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE , TO REMEMBER OUR LOST ANGELS AND AS A NATION TO TRY TO KEEP THE HEAVENS EMPTY OF OUR CHILDREN.
ATTEND , SUPPORT , SING , CRY , DANCE BUT NEVER EVER LOSE SIGHT OF WHY WE ARE HAVING TO DO THIS .
TIME TO STAND UP
R.I.P Ben Kinsella and all the lost angels