Edinburgh alt. hip-hoppers Young Fathers will headline this year’s World Refugee Day show at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Friday June 20th.

Hosted by Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross, the trio will be joined by fiery gypsy punk band Balkanarama and feet-stomping ceilidh group Skipinnish as well as bellydancing, DJs and a mash-up of live hip hop and Scottish and Balkan music,

The threesome, whose debut ‘Dead’ is on the longlist for the Scottish Album of the Year award 2014, include Scottish, Liberian and Nigerian musicians.

They said: “In the UK we have been lucky enough not to have faced significant internal strife for decades. For many others this is not the case.
As hard as it is for people in the UK to put themselves in the shoes of those who have had their lives and homes destroyed, families torn apart by war and politics in their own countries, it is important that we don’t pull up the drawbridges and deny sanctuary to those in need.
The government must not pander to small-minded nationalists who have got their knickers in a twist about people with different coloured skin or strange accents being in the UK.
This country has a long history of welcoming people fleeing war and persecution. That is something to be proud of and Young Fathers wish that tradition to continue.”

More at www.young-fathers.com and at the Old Fruitmarket website.

Tickets for the show are available via 0141 353 8000 or www.glasgowconcerthalls.com