Love Music Hate Racism will curate a stage at the upcoming Indiependence festival at Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Co Cork.

LMHR will then choose up to 20 bands to play on their stage at Indie 12.

''One of our major aims is to get young people thinking about a diverse Ireland, free of prejudice," says LMHR's Kurt Nikolaisen. "Music is a universal language that has always been used to break down barriers, build relationships and get a message across to the masses.

"We'll be videoing our trip to Indiependence , and using that footage to attract funding and support for our new project 'The Key Of Diversity' - - a national song writing competition that is due to begin at the end of the year. We'll be asking bands across the country to submit original music that addresses a diverse and changing Ireland in a positive way, and rewarding the winning entries with prizes such as festival slots and more.''

Over 100 acts will perform over a packed August Bank Holiday weekend at INDIE12 which already features 2manydjs, British Sea Power, Feeder, Maverick Sabre, The Coronas, Beardyman, LTJ Bukem, Japanese Popstars, Jape, The Frank & Walters, Scroobius Pip and many more . . . .

Day tickets are also now available priced at €40.