‘Every gig should have a reason, every song should try and change the world…’ – John Robb
In 2011 The Farm, Mick Jones from The Clash and Pete Wylie from the Mighty Wah! formed the Justice Tonight band, playing to a sold-out audience at a gig in the Liverpool Olympia to raise awareness for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and to commemorate the life of James McVey, a young Liverpool fan who was murdered in a street attack. Following the success of the gig the band went on the road, taking with them music that carried a simple message – ‘Justice’. Special guests such as The Manic Street Preachers, The Stone Roses, Paul Simonon (The Clash), Richard Hawley, Reverend and The Makers, Primal Scream, Hard-Fi, Glasvegas and Cast played alongside the Justice Tonight band, bringing about some of the most diverse musical collaborations and talked-about gigs of 2012.
JUSTICE TONIGHT: The Photographs documents the band’s incredible journey, with the photographs taken at a gig at the Scala in London and at the Strummer of Love festival. Peter Stevens’s work captures the energy, brotherhood and spirit of protest that made the Justice Tonight tour not just a series of individual shows, but a collective musical statement of hope, solidarity and justice.
Music on the night will be supplied by Peter Hooton, lead singer of the The Farm and lifelong Hillsborough campaigner, with a special DJ set.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be in operation.
The exhibition launch will take place after Hillsborough: A Personal Reflection, a public lecture by The Right Reverend James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool. For more information Bishop’s talk, click here