Show Racism the Red Card announces new support group, Musicians Against Racism.
Following the success of Writers Against Racism and Stand Up Against Racism, Show Racism the Red Card is delighted to announce our new initiative, Musicians Against Racism. We aim to recruit musicians as patrons of the campaign to help spread our anti-racism message even further.
The campaign has already been supported by various public figures including musicians, actors, film directors, other sports stars and comedians.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, says: “by creating this support group, these musicians can pledge themselves fully to the campaign and we hope to recruit many top musicians to spread the message even further, as they may reach areas of society that footballers might not.”
The first musicians to sign up to the campaign are multi-award winning Snow Patrol. The group formed in 1994, and have had fantastic success, particularly with the album Eyes Open in 2006, which saw the band propelled to fame. Since then, the band have also released albums A Hundred Million Suns, compilation album Up To Now, and most recently Fallen Empires.
Snow Patrol have supported Show Racism the Red Card throughout the years, and have already donated tracks for our films. Lead vocalist and guitarist of Snow Patrol, Gary Lightbody, says of the campaign: “there is just no room for racism in the modern world. We're all in this together, now more than ever.”
Creating Musicians Against Racism shows the brilliant support the campaign has across all areas of society. By signing up to the campaign, these musicians will pledge to carry our anti-racism message and endeavour to support Show Racism the Red Card.