Help LoveMusicHateRacism join the carnival parade

by Love Music Hate Racism in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 26th July 2019 we successfully raised £2,429 with 63 supporters in 37 days

Help make sure LoveMusic HateRacism can participate in the Notting Hill Carnival procession and come join our band to party with a purpose.

by Love Music Hate Racism in London, England, United Kingdom

Our MissionSince its inception in 2002 Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR), which consists of musicians, music professionals, educators and anti-racism campaigners, has been instrumental in using music as a tool to bring people together against bigotry and hatred.

What Do We Want To Do?This summer LMHR aims to spread our positive message and make a big splash at Notting Hill Carnival with a float in the parade, in collaboration with veteran band Smokey Joe Roadshow and the National Education Union (NEU). We need to raise £10,000 for LMHR to secure a carnival float. You can help us make this a reality and pledge to join our procession on the day.

Why Is This Important?The carnival since its birth in Britain has been an important beacon of resistance against racism. It has pulled communities together in celebration at times of rising divisions. In 2019 Love Music Hate Racism wants to rediscover the parades antiracist roots with our band theme ‘carnival of resistance’; highlighting the contribution of figures such as Claudia Jones ‘the mother’ and one of the founders of the parade.

LMHR Notting Hill Carnival

How Are We Going To Do This?We are asking for your help to make sure Love Music Hate Racism gets on the road at Notting Hill Carnival this year. Can you help us fund the following;

  • Carnival music float 44 tonne lorry fitted with PA system, generator, scaffolding, banners and Portaloos.
  • Resources specially themed LMHR tote bag and tshirts for each participant with an education pack highlighting the contribution to carnival of a number of historical figures. We would also like to produce branded whistles and horns.
  • Security team to staff the band’s procession on the road making sure the event runs smoothly.
  • Costumes masquerade carnival costumes will ensure we keep the tradition of carnival alive and allows us to offer this option as economically as possible.
  • Refreshments Caribbean themed catering ensuring everyone on the road with LMHR is looked after throughout the two days.

Our BackgroundIn March 2019 Love Music Hate Racism ran a positive campaign called Beautiful Resistance creating video content with some of the UK's leading artists.

These included Ed Sheeran, Ann-Marie, Rudimental, Jorja Smith, Dave, Niles Rodgers, Mahalia, Ramz, Tinie Tempah, Kojoy Radical and more. 

Thank You!Take a look at our awesome rewards allowing you to share with us the fantastic multicultural spectacle that carnival is, by joining up with the LMHR band during the parade (25th- 26th August).

LMHR Carnival Rewards


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

3 of 50 claimed

LMHR Carnival Group Saver

Book 5 (LMHR Carnival Package 1) but only pay for 4! This includes 5 special edition LMHR Carnival t-shirts, whistles, refreshments and allows you and 4 friends access to join the LMHR band in the Carnival parade. We will email you after the Crowdfunder closes to confirm t-shirt sizes.

£10 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Vintage Love Music Hate Racism T-Shirt

We have a limited amount of black and grey diamond logo LMHR t-shirts at a special discount price (£10 included delivery).

£20 or more

20 of 20 claimed

Early Bird: LMHR Carnival Package 1

The Early Bird LMHR Carnival Package 1 includes a special edition LMHR Carnival t-shirt, whistle and refreshments. This allows you access to join the LMHR band in the Notting Hill Carnival parade. Includes a £5 discount. Only 20 available at this price!

£25 or more

LMHR Carnival Package 1

The LMHR Carnival Package 1 includes a special edition LMHR Carnival t-shirt, whistle and refreshments. This allows you access to join the LMHR band in the Notting Hill Carnival parade.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Slowthai signed poster/CD

We are offering a signed poster and CD from UK rapper Slowthai (as featured in NME's 100 and BBC's Sound of 2019).

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Led Zeppelin Deluxe Boxset Reward

Led Zeppelin 'How The West Was One' Deluxe Boxset featuring classic live 1972 performances across 3 CDs and 4 LPs on 180g vinyl (18 tracks). This amazing package also includes HD audio download card and 52 page book with photos and memorabilia RRP £125 (

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