Live Earth Concerts announces Australia headliners
Live Earth [the
7-continent, 24-hour concerts to be held on 7/7/07] announced the headliners for the Australian concert which will be staged at Aussie Stadium.
Live on stage at the Sydney show will be:
JOHN BUTLER TRIO
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
TONI COLLETTE & THE FINISH\nBLUE KING BROWN\u003cbr\>\n\u003cbr\>\nLive Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, who served as Worldwide Executive Producer of the Live 8 concert series in 2005. Representing Wall at the Sydney launch today was Lily Sobhani, Live Earth’s Global Head of Events.\u003cbr\>\n“Live Earth Australia will kick off 24 hours of music spanning all 7 continents to focus the world against global warming,” Wall said. “Over 100 headlining artists ranging from Madonna to The Police to Wolfmother, all of whom are donating their time to perform at the concerts, will inspire an audience of over 2 billion people. Live Earth is designed to trigger a mass movement to combat our climate crisis. The climate crisis touches everyone, everywhere. Live Earth is about motivating people in every corner of the planet to ‘Answer the Call’ and make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives to combat global warming.”\u003cbr\>\n\u003cbr\>\nLive Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music across 7 continents will deliver a call to action and the solutions needed to answer the call. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by The Alliance for Climate Protection to move individuals, corporations and governments to take action. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection, other international non-Government organizations (NGOs), Australian NGOs and projects on the ground in Australia yet to be announced.\u003cbr\>\n\u003cbr\>\nStaging Live Earth Australia is the same team of event producers that came together to mount the celebrated WaveAid tsunami benefit concert in Sydney in 2005. They are the legendary Australian concert promoter Michael Chugg A.M. (Chugg Entertainment), Mark Pope (event producer of the ARIA Awards) and Joe Segreto of IMC (founder and promoter of Sydney’s annual Homebake festival).\u003cbr\>\n\u003cbr\>\nLive Earth promoters have worked closely with Australian government officials to include the price of public transport in the ticket price for the event. This includes travel to and from the event on CityRail trains, special event buses to and from Central Station and Moore Park, and on standard Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries' services. Including the cost of public transport in the ticket price will ensure that the environmental impact caused by getting the crowd to and from the show will be kept to a minimum. Organizers will encourage all concert attendees to use the public transport supplied.",1]
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The global concerts start in Sydney and continue in Tokyo, Shanghai, Johannesburg, London, and
Rio de Janeiro before concluding at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.