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.

Emeli Sande Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

He would have loved this because he really loved music. I would like Stephen to be remembered as a young man who had a future. He was well loved, and had he been given the chance to survive maybe he would have been the one to bridge the gap between black and white because he didn't distinguish between black or white. He saw people as people.

Beverley Knight Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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.

Jamie Cullum Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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.