As revellers gear up for Wireless weekend – one of the hottest festivals on the globe, organisers for the three-day spectacle are joining hands with young Londoners to make a difference on an even grander scale.
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Wireless and its parent company Festival Republic have teamed up with Project Future, Bruce Grove Youth Space and Haringey Council to launch the inspiring #TimeToStop campaign.
Together, the collective are aiming to spotlight the worrying trajectory of violence in the UK’s capital (which includes 70+ deaths since the start of 2018).
They also are calling on the youth to express their messages of hope for the city and there’s a pretty cool incentive too – tickets to the SOLD-OUT Wireless Festival – which this year features performances from the likes of J.Cole, DJ Khaled, Migos, Big Sean, and Goldlink.
Want to know how to enter? Here’s how:
The #TimeToStop competition will see 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 Wireless.
Speaking on the venture, Festival Republic’s MD Melvin Benn said in a statement:
“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.”
As a staple in the Urban community, it’s amazing to see Wireless continuing to make a difference beyond the show itself.
For more details on the competition and broader initiative, visit the official Wireless site.