Rise Festival was a London event set up by the Trades Union Congress in 1996 as a music event to promote anti-racism. The original event took part in Finsbury Park, north London, featuring artists Chumbawumba, Fun-Da-Mental, Asian Dub Foundation and Incognito and was held again the following year in East London’s Victoria Park in Hackney. After a three year hiatus the event was revived when Ken Livingstone was elected Mayor of London in 2000 and held annually around London featuring acts such []