R&B star Mumzy Stranger is headlining the One Sheffield Many Cultures festival on Saturday April 30 and local musicians now have the chance to support him.
Organisers will give one band and one solo artist a 20-minute slot each on the Barker’s Pool stage, to perform in front of hundreds of people enjoying the holiday weekend.
A band competition is being held online, with members of the public voting for their favourite performer.
The festival has been organised by faith leaders, politicians, trade unionists and anti-racism campaigners to send out a message of unity in a time of heightened tensions.
Steven Croft, the Bishop of Sheffield, said: “This will be a joyful demonstration of all that is good and positive in Sheffield.
“We’re delighted Mumzy Stranger has agreed to give up an afternoon to put his seal of approval on the event, which will feature music, dance and food from the many cultures represented in the city.”
The festival, which takes place from midday to 4pm, will be a springboard for a campaign urging people from all walks of life to oppose racism, bigotry and prejudice.
To enter the competition log on to www.onesheffieldmanycultures.org.uk/band-comp, before the deadline of Monday.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch a video message from Mumzy Stranger.