Former Mayor of London announces plans for music fest

Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, has announced plans for a week long SXSW-style music festival in the UK’s capital.

Livingstone, who is standing for the Labour candidacy in the next mayoral election, has outlined part of his Ken4London campaign: Protecting London’s Live Music.

“What we don’t have is a music industry-based expo in the style of Austin, Texas’s highly successful South By Southwest festival,” he said. “My plan is to bring a little bit of Texas to the capital with a London Music Festival.”

“This project will inject energy into an industry we should all cherish and for one week of the year unite the whole of the city into a celebration of music,” he said.