Lily Allen's knife concert
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 July 2008
Lily Allen is to stage a 'Knife Aid' concert, to help Britain's battle against knife crime.
The 'Smile' singer, 23, is currently recruiting other stars to perform at the concert, and is reportedly planning to approach Amy Winehouse, Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs, Leona Lewis, Jay-Z, and Sugababes.
Lily said: "My thoughts are with all the families affected by these heinous crimes. We need to have a knife amnesty. And we should put on a big concert to raise awareness and stop the violence."
Lily is joining with the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to stage the concert and the pair will meet soon to discuss the details of the project.
Boris praised Lily for her initiative, saying: "I'm greatly encouraged to hear that Lily, who has a tremendous young fan base, is speaking out against violence and wants to do something. It is brilliant that she is using her influence to make a stand and I look forward to hearing her plans."
The planned event would raise money for the families of victims of knife crime and provide schemes to help clear blades off the streets. Nineteen teenagers have been killed in knife attacks in London this year.