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Nick Mason plays at London bomb victim fundraiser concert Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 09 July 2005

Each year, the British Formula 1 race, held at Silverstone Circuit, hosts a Grand Prix Party once the race is over.

This year's event (held today, July 10th), organised and compered yet again by Jools Holland, included Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason helping out. The concert is a free event, and attracts around 15-20,000 people normally. This year, in the light of Thursday's terrorist attacks in London, donations were being sought from the crowd for a fund set up for the victims' families.

Nick said: "I wasn't planning to be here but it's an horrendous thing to have happened in London, and I'd like to give it my full support."

All 20 drivers were asked to make an appearance on stage, and there were rumours that Britain's Jenson Button was due to take over Nick's drumstool part way through the show.

Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart said: "We feel it is only right we do something at this tragic time and we will be hoping the fans that attend the free concert give something to help out."

Formula One organisers arranged a minute's silence to be held prior to today's race as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives.

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