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Wireless festival to observe one minute silence for victims of street violence
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The organisers of Wireless festival have announced there will be a special moment held to recognise those who lost their lives to street violence this year.

Wireless organisers Festival Republic has teamed up with Project Future, Bruce Grove Youth Space and Haringey Council for the £TimeToStop campaign, which highlights violence and gives a voice to the youth of London.

During this weekends performances Finsbury Park will fall silent to pay tribute to the lives lost unnecessarily to street violence.

Festival Republics managing director Melvin Benn said: The violence that is threatening our city needs to be spoken about, and its 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 governments agenda.

Thats why were working together with Project Future, Bruce Grove Youth Space and Haringey.

Wireless festival to observe one minute silence for victims of street violence
Stormzy is set to perform this weekend (Picture: PA Wire)

Within the campaign they are calling on young people to share their messages of hope for their city, and in that they could win tickets to the festival this weekend, which features performances from the likes of Post Malone, Stormzy and DJ Khaled.

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A 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 of winning tickets to the sold-out event.

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The video clips will then be displayed at Wireless.

Cllr Mark Blake, Haringey Councils cabinet member for Communities, Safety and Engagement, said: Haringeys communities have been torn apart by grief this year following the needless killings of young people on our streets. It has to stop.

Thats why Im so proud to see young people from the borough leading the £TimeToStop campaign, which will see people showcasing their love of London and hopes for ending the violence. I hope many more young Londoners will get involved.

Wireless Festival takes place from July 6 to 8 in Finsbury Park, London.

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