Stars perform at Stephen Lawrence tribute concert

Left to right. Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Doreen Lawrence, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Beverley Knight Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Rita Ora, Beverley Knight and Jessie J led a star-studded concert held in memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

They were joined by Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran for a tribute performance 20 years after the 18-year-old was killed in a racist attack as he waited for a bus in Eltham, south-east London.

Watch a teaser for the concert below:

'Unity - A Concert for Stephen Lawrence' was also due to feature performances from Rizzle Kicks and Jamie Cullum.

Stephen's mother Doreen Lawrence, who accepted a peerage this year for her tireless campaigning, said her son would be "smiling down" on the show this evening.

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Tonight's concert was designed to unite communities and draw people of all backgrounds together through music. It saw artists select tracks chosen for their social message.

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Funds from the show will go to The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust which aims to create brighter futures for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The concert was held at the O2 Arena in London.