The biggest names in music come together for ‘More Life – Pass the Mic’, a once in a generation musical event to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, on what should have been his 50th birthday

Today, the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation (SLDF) has announced MORE LIFE – PASS THE MIC, a once-in-a-generation musical event that will take place on Friday, 13th September, marking what would have been Stephen Lawrence’s 50th birthday. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 12th July at 10:00 am – details to follow.

Featuring internationally acclaimed live performers, special guests, and hosts, the event will bring together a curated line-up of generation-defining artists representing the future of Stephen’s legacy.

Some of the UK’s most influential artists have been confirmed to take part, with many more notable names to be announced in the coming weeks. The artists and industry leaders behind this project are coming together to celebrate the power of Black culture, community, and allyship, and to honour Stephen’s remarkable legacy. The event will take place at The O2 in Greenwich, South-East London, which was Stephen’s home.

Through the medium of music MORE LIFE – PASS THE MIC converges art, history, culture, and community to celebrate and provide a platform for hopeful conversations about the future of Stephen’s legacy and the Black experience in the UK. The event promises to be unlike anything audiences have seen – and artists have participated in – before.

Baroness Lawrence, Stephen Lawrence’s mother and Founder of SLDF, commented: “Music has the power to touch people’s hearts and inspire shifts in how they view themselves and the world around them, much like Stephen did for those who knew and loved him, and the many who only know his story. The 13th September will be a time for reflection and celebration and a moment to uplift the beauty and brilliance of our community. Together, we can make a collective commitment to building a kinder, more equitable society in Stephen’s name.”

Leading a coalition of Black leaders and allies from across the music industry and beyond, SLDF is supported by Live Nation, Metropolis, The O2 and AEG Presents in staging and promoting this generation-defining event, as well as a collective of major record labels, including Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, 0207 Def Jam and media partners, BBC 1Xtra, Spotify and YouTube. Together, all partners have committed to delivering a line-up that will connect Stephen’s story to the next generation, elevating his legacy to its rightful place in history.

Jessica Neil, CEO of SLDF, commented: “Harnessing the transformative power of music, we are inviting the next generation to reclaim Stephen’s legacy as their own. Stephen was an ordinary young man whose life and death have created extraordinary impact. This event is about demonstrating the power of ordinary people to drive extraordinary change when their talents and aspirations are nurtured. MORE LIFE – PASS THE MIC is a celebration of culture and community and a once-in-a-lifetime musical moment that we hope will spark a generation-defining movement for change.”

Trevor Williams of TML Worldwide serves as Production Director; Kojo Samuel of Kojo Music is Musical Director; Amber and Bronski of TAWBOX are Creative Directors; Ticketing and Promotion Directors are Raye Cosbert of Metropolis Music and Lucy Noble of AEG and Impact and Experience Director is Kobi Prempeh of Flynn Studio.

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Event Details:
Date: Friday 13th September 2024
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm BST
Venue: The O2
Address: Greenwich Peninsula, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

Ticket Information:
General release tickets available from Friday 12th July at 10:00am BST.

About The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation:
Stephen Lawrence Day : Stephen Lawrence Day is an opportunity for people, communities, and organisations to come together and honour Stephen’s life and legacy, stand up against discrimination in our daily lives, and work towards a more hopeful tomorrow. Through reflection, learning, and action, we can inspire change and create a better future for the next generation.

Our Vision and Mission: The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation exists to inspire a more equitable, inclusive society and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK.

We work in: 
To inspire children to dream freely without barriers and to realise the importance of learning to attaining those dreamsCommunities
To support and create new connections within all types of communities

To give marginalised young people access to professional opportunities across a wide range of sectors and industries

Our Impact: The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation is committed to creating a fairer society in which all young people, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to flourish. By providing mentoring, coaching, work experience opportunities, and bursaries for education and training, the Foundation broadens young people’s view of what’s possible, and creates pathways into education and career opportunities which might not otherwise be open to them. The Foundation empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications they need to pursue the career of their choice and supports them to progress along their chosen path.

Written by Theatrefullstop