An outdoor festival being held in Slough tomorrow will launch the Love Music Hate Violence anti knife crime campaign - as the community fights back against the terrifying eruption of knife attacks in its town.

Tomorrow's (Saturday) event has been organised by the Britwell Youth and Community Project based at Wentworth Avenue and is the starting point for the campaign that will be visiting schools in Slough from the start of next term.

Young musicians, singers, writers, rappers, DJs, dancers and poets will all be performing at the event which runs from 11am to 4pm at the centre. Motivational speaker Dwayne Jack will be guest speaker - describing his own journey from a life of violence and crime.

The project organisers are Stephen Ambrose, Danny Butler, Qudsia Rahim and Paula Murphy.

Stephen, 39, is well known in the community as DJ and music producer Stevoss, alongside his work with the Britwell Youth Project. He makes music videos and runs regular workshops.

As a youth worker he is painfully aware of how many teenagers now carry knives in the town.

He said: "A lot of young people I come across are carrying weapons. I am talking about nice boys and girls but they tell me everyone else is carrying weapons and they need to feel safe."

"I meet young people on a daily basis, some as young as 12 to 14. Many want to make music - I ask them what kind of music are you making? I try to develop their thinking."

He believes that some modern music and rap lyrics are adding to the problem.

He said: "They listen to the lyrics and the words take root into their character. I try to encourage them to be more positive.

"People in Slough have no reason to think like that - they do not live in 'trap houses'. But they hear lyrics that glamorise that sort of lifestyle - I try and encourage young people who want to make music to recognise that what is being glamorised is a bad life."