X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels Shows His Support For Music Against Racism St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Lloyd Daniels on stageFormer X-Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels headlined at a free concert on Wednesday night (March 16) in Newry on behalf of a cross-border anti-racism campaign.

The concert was part of the Racism is Wrong campaign organised by the PEACE III Southern Partnership’s Challenge of Change Programme and supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

The 18-year-old Welsh singer appeared along with top local band, Microlip, and Signature, the entertaining Michael Jackson tribute/Bangla dance duo which came second in Britain’s Got Talent, 2008.

Other local acts, such as the Newry and Mourne Multicultural Blues and Jazz Initiative, ethnic dancers USI Africa Entertainment Group from Co Louth and Polish singers Anyah and Ashiah performed at the full house show in Newry Town Hall.

Newry & Mourne Mayor, Councillor Mick Murphy told the audience: “All councils have a legal duty to tackle racism within their council area and it is something we take very seriously here in Newry and Mourne. We want our area to be a place where everybody, irrespective of their religion or ethnic origin, can feel welcome and live their lives as they choose, free from any kind of discrimination.

“This was a fantastic concert and what a great way to get young local people for all ethnic backgrounds together to have fun during the St. Patrick’s festival.  I would call on all young people to show their commitment to ending racism in our community by registering their support on the Racism is Wrong Facebook page,” added Joint Chair of PEACE 111 Southern Partnership, Councillor Charlie Casey.