Live Earth Line-Up Revealed

Via the Guardian:

Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers on Live Earth line-up

London leg of climate change concert will also bring together Bloc Party, Razorlight and Duran Duran

Rosie Swash
Tuesday April 10, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Madonna, Bloc Party and Razorlight are among the acts set to take part in Live Earth, a global series of concerts aimed at raising awareness of climate change.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keane and Duran Duran are also scheduled to perform at Wembley Stadium on July 7, the focal point of a series of gigs due to take place worldwide and inspired by former US vice-president Al Gore.

Confirming the seventeen headliners who will perform at Wembley in a gig reminiscent of the original Live Aid, Mr Gore said: “By attracting an audience of billions, we hope Live Earth will launch a global campaign giving a critical mass of people around the world the tools they need to help solve the climate crisis.”

Live Earth concerts are also scheduled to take place in Sydney, Rio De Janeiro, Johannesburg, Tokyo and Shanghai. The founder of Live Earth, Kevin Wall, said: “This monster line-up will ensure Live Earth meets our goal of bringing together people from around the world to combat the climate crisis.”

Live Earth hopes to reach an audience of up to two billion people for the concerts by streaming the 24-hour event online as well as broadcasting it on TV.

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