The Big Issue to launch new music festival

Crowds at Latitude 2010 by Holly Erskine
Crowds at Latitude 2010 by Holly Erskine

The Big Issue has confirmed plans to host 'The Big Issue Festival', which will take place in Finsbury Park on September 3, 2011.

The charitable newspaper, which currently supports almost 3,000 homeless people, hopes to host an array of high profile performers and attract 30,000 visitors.

Throughout its 20 year history, acts including The Stone Roses, George Michael, Dizzee Rascal, The Libertines and Paul McCartney have supported the publication.

The line-up will be announced closer to the festival.

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