Hard-Fi for Scotland's Rock Against Racism
The first name for 2008's Rock Against Racism has been announced with Staines dole rock types Hard-Fi being confirmed for a gig at Edinburgh's Liquid Room, Monday 25 February.
The indie rockers, behind the massive hits 'Hard to Beat and 'Living for the Weekend', are looking forward to being involved with RoAR, a joint venture between Bauer Radio Events and Scottish Government's 'One Scotland' campaign. 'Racial problems are very much still around,' explains Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer. 'Although we don't see ourselves as a political band, if you talk about "real life" things in your lyrics, things that you believe in, then that's intrinsically linked to politics, you can't get away from it. We all feel very strongly that racism needs to be tackled head-on and we're delighted to be involved with RoAR.'
'Anti-racism initiatives like RoAR are causes close to our hearts,' adds bassist Kai Stevens. 'Racist attitudes and behaviour are still a massive blight on our society. The best way of fighting racism is through positive things like music.'
Tickets are completely free of charge but they can only be won on the 7 Bauer radio stations across Scotland (including Clyde 1 and Forth One) and on official website www.rockagainstracism.info.
Expect more events to be announced soon.