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Stellar musical line-up announced for Spirit of London Awards 2011

5 August, 2011

Stellar musical line-up announced for Spirit of London Awards 2011

Tinchy Stryder, Katy B and Dionne Bromfield confirmed to perform at this year’s awards 

Tickets now on sale for the “Community Oscars for Young People”

London, 04 August 2011: The Spirit of London Awards 2011 promise to be bigger and better than ever before as the first artists in this year’s stellar musical line up are announced.

Brit hip-hop star Tinchy Stryder and rising soul sensation, Dionne Bromfield will take centre stage alongside Mercury Prize nominee Katy B, London street dance troupe Diversity and chart-topping, drum & bass artist DJ Fresh to celebrate the young people making a difference across the capital.

Joining them, Stacey Solomon and Eddie Kadi are also confirmed as co-hosts of the Awards, which will be held on 10th October at one of the world’s most prestigious venues – the Royal Albert Hall. 

Tickets have now gone on sale for this hugely anticipated event which is into its third year and has been previously dubbed the “Community Oscars for Young People”,
Former X-Factor star and this year’s co-host Stacey Solomon said:
“I’m so proud to be co-hosting this year’s Spirit of London Awards – it’s so important that we celebrate the inspiring young people all over our capital who are making such amazing contributions to their local communities.  These Awards make a real difference to all Londoners and this year’s event is shaping up to be yet another star-studded success.”

Gary Trowsdale, Awards Founder and Executive Director, said:
“The excitement is really building for this year’s event and the calibre of this year’s line-up shows the massive level of support we have from the musical community for these Awards., “These awards are a fantastic way of recognising and rewarding the many young people who make a positive contribution to the capital. We urge Londoners to show their support and come and join us for a star studded evening at the Royal Albert Hall.”

Support for the Spirit of London Awards is growing. This year’s venue, the Royal Albert Hall, chose the Spirit of London Awards to receive the one free let it offers to one charity each year. A registered charity itself, the Hall’s annual charity free let allows a registered charity to hire the Hall free of charge without paying any rental or ticket commission as part of the Hall’s wider ongoing charitable remit.

The Awards are supported by a number of organisations and ambassadors including, Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Brooke Kinsella and Rio Ferdinand.

To find out more about this year’s Spirit of London Awards (SOLA) or to nominate someone in the local community who you think deserves a SOLA, visit

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 5 August and are available from the Royal Albert Hall at or through the Box Office on 020 7589 8212

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For further information please contact the Spirit of London Awards press office on:
0203 003 6366

Notes to Editors

• The Spirit of London Awards celebrates and shines a spotlight on young people who are making a positive difference in London.
• The Awards stand for empowering and inspiring young people. They are run by young people, for young people.
• SOLA is run by a dedicated Youth Management Foundation of young social entrepreneurs who are blazing a trail for their peers.
• The Awards brings together young people across the 32 London Boroughs to celebrate their own, and each other’s achievements
• The aim of the Awards is to create a positive youth movement that encourages and inspires positive achievements and invests in the positive majority.
• The Awards attracts a stellar line up of musical superstars and celebrities; the real stars of the show, however, are the nominees and winners themselves.
• The nominations process is simple; log on to the SOLA website, click on the relevant category and use between two and five hundred words why their nomination is worthy of a SOLA.
• The winners of the 11 available categories will be decided by a diverse judging panel from the world of music, campaigning, sport and community – all unified in their support and pride of the London spirit. 
• A special “London Legend Award” which honours someone who embodies the true spirit of London, will also be presented on the evening.  Previous winners have included Sir Michael Caine (2009) and Barbara Windsor (2010).
• This year’s awards launch with 11 categories:
o The Young Campaigner of the Year – Born to Inspire (national award in conjunction with Save the Children)
o London Community Champions (Working Links)
o Young London hero (The Mayor’s order of merit)
o Achievement through Music  (Kiss 100)
o Achievement through the Arts
o Achievement through Education
o Achievement through Sport (London Sports Camps)
o Achievement through Media (SB.TV)
o Achievement through Fashion
o Young Business Entrepreneur (Barclays)
o London Legend  – An iconic Londoner (previous winners 2009 Sir Michael Caine – 2010 Barbara Windsor)

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