Radiohead and Massive Attack play at Occupy London Christmas party
Protesters at Occupy London had some surprise guests at a Christmas party last night. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Robert ‘3D’ del Naja from Massive Attack dropped in to DJ at the group’s occupation of UBS’s empty building in east London.
Organisers added that the concert was recorded and would be put on an album and soon be available on a “pay what you want” basis from the Occupation Records label.
Money would be distributed to the UK Occupy movement and to encampments around the world.
Occupy spokesman Ronan McNern said: “Artists are doing this in solidarity with the Occupy movement. It’s tremendous … and hopefully it will be the first of many concerts.”
Poets, dancers and comedians also performed to a packed room, and during the electronica and dub set lasting for two hours the crowd held up a banner which read: “This is just the beginning”. Yorke had had to cancel a previous gig for Occupy Wall Street in New York when the crowd grew too large for him to perform.