Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour to perform a song about Heavenly Hundred

To mark Belarus Free Theatre’s tenth anniversary, David Gilmour will feature in Staging a Revolution: I’m with the Banned at KOKO on Oct.18, sharing the stage with artists from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, all of whom have experienced persecution and intimidation for speaking out in defence of their political and religious freedoms.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

I'm with the Banned will unite artists who live in political freedom with banned bands from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, playing on the same bill for the first time. They will perform under a banner designed by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who continues to live under house arrest in Beijing. These artists have all endured extensive intimidation campaigns; they have been systematically persecuted for speaking out in defence of freedom. Now they take center stage together.

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Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour will perform with banned Belarusian musicians. The British rock legend has written a song about Heavenly Hundred especially for the event. Russian punk activists Pussy Riot whose unapologetically provocative guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral propelled these charismatic campaigners to the world's attention. Punk-rockers Brutto, formed by Sergey Mikhalok, the former frontman of a Belarusian rock band Lyapis Trubetskoj who were banned in Belarus after he signed an open letter of protest against the imprisonment of Lukashenko's opponents in 2010. Mikhalok now lives in political exile in Ukraine.

Also taking to the stage - Ukrainian supergroup Boombox, who fronted the Maidan demonstrations in Kyiv with Okean Elzy and Ruslana. They are now banned from performing in Russia because of their pro-freedom stance.

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