A Glasgow music event with a ‘positive message’ is hoping to ‘change attitudes’ in the city.

Love Glasgow Hate Racism, organised by the football fan club Glasgow St Pauli, will be coming to The Barrowland Ballroom on Saturday, September 9.

The anti-racism event will bring music from The Wakes, She Drew the Gun, Joe Solo and Musicians in Exile - who are made up of asylum seekers and refugees that have settled in the city.

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Gary Southworth, founder of Glasgow St Pauli and the event, said: “We want to raise awareness of our neighbours and the language coming out of Westminster.

“We want to bring everyone together in defiance of the attitudes of those down south.

“In Glasgow, we are a city that stands up for injustices.

“We are welcoming to asylum seekers and refugees, but we aren’t blind when it comes to the racism that does exist in this city.

“We hope we can change attitudes and bring people together in defiance.”

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Tickets for the event with cost £30, with all money raised going towards the Scottish Refugee Council.

With ticket uptake ‘increasing’ in the last three weeks, Gary is ‘buzzing’ to get going.

He added: “We have done the festival at the Queen Margaret Union, but this is the first year in the Barras.

“What better place for the event than a venue loved by everyone?

“It deserves its place there and should share this positive message in the city centre.

“We are really excited.

“Any nerves we had beforehand are gone now, we are at the stage where everyone is just buzzing for the day to come along.”

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The Wakes, who have sold out King Tut's and Saint Luke's, will be headlining the event.

Paul Sheridan, lead singer of the group, said: "We're excited that the event is going ahead. 

"It's been a long time in the making, we're delighted to be playing the Barrowlands - it's the pinnacle of music in the city. 

"It's not just a great venue and event, but it's for a worthy cause too. 

"It's a drop in the ocean in the bigger picture but it is our duty as humans to play a part."

Paul will be joined by other Wakes members, Eamonn Maguire (drums), Chris Cruickshank (Bass), Christopher James (Harmonica), Danny McGuinness (whistle), Conor Markey (mandolin) and Stephen Dowling (violin). 

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Unite, who is sponsoring the event, said they are 'excited and proud' to present a charity gig spreading a resounding anti-racist message. 

Derek Thomson, Unite Scottish secretary, said: "The evening promises an unforgettable line-up of artists and bands that are not only exceptionally talented but are also committed to the cause of combating racism and fostering unity.

"All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Scottish Refugee Council to support their initiatives that provide refuge, support, and opportunities to those seeking safety in our country.

"Although we cannot support them as workers, thanks to the archaic laws which surround refugees, it is important that they are treated with dignity and respect."

Tickets for Love Glasgow Hate Racism are on sale now and can be found HERE

Doors for the event open at 6pm and will finish around 11pm.

To get in touch with Glasgow St. Pauli, click HERE