Tim Westwood Hosts London's Respect Festival 2004

Tim Westwood will

headline London's anti-racism festival, "Respect". The free event

will feature performances by Shystie, one of Britain's rising female rappers,

as well as Big Brovaz, Mica Paris, Def Jam's Terri Walker and many others.

The festival aims

to encourage multiculturalism and promote racial tolerance through nine different

stages with entertainment including a Choice-FM stage, a comedy tent, a sports

zone, a Hip-Hop stage and a variety of other entertainment.

Organizers for

"Respect" said that over 100,000 people will attend the festival this

year, which takes place in East London's Victoria Park.

The event was founded

in 1996 and was organized by Trades Union Congress, a network of 71 affiliated

unions that represent almost seven million working people from all walks of

life in the United Kingdom.

Westwood is the host of BBC's Radio 1 rap show, which started in 1994. He is

regarded as one of the leading figures in UK Hip-Hop.

Previous acts have

included Asian Dub Foundation, Run-DMC and reggae legend Desmond Dekker.

Respect is one

of London's biggest summer festivals and will take place on Saturday July 17th

between midday-8pm.