The team behind Wireless Festival has launched a groundbreaking partnership to take a stand against the rise in violent crimes in London.
Wireless organisers Festival Republic has teamed up with Project Future, Bruce Grove Youth Space and Haringey Council for the #TimeToStop campaign, which aims to highlights violence and give a voice to young people in the capital.
Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn said: “The violence that is threatening our city needs to be spoken about, and it’s imperative that these killings stop. If any other activity had killed more than 70 young people in London this year, the reasons would be at the top of the government’s agenda. That’s why we’re working together with Project Future, Bruce Grove Youth Space and Haringey.”
The #TimeToStop competition has seen hidden envelopes placed in each borough in London, with tips for tracking it down posted on Wireless social media channels. Whoever finds each envelope will be given instructions on making a short #TimeToStop video clip, explaining how they want London to change, for a chance at winning tickets to this year’s sold-out event.
#TimeToStop video clips will then be displayed at Wireless, where festival goers will also observe a minute’s silence in recognition of those who have lost their lives this year.
Wireless takes place in Finsbury Park from July 6-8 and will feature acts such as Stormzy, J. Cole, Post Malone, Migos, DJ Khaled and Giggs.
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