Live Earth Concerts in 7 continents
We have certainly hit the Festival season with Radio One’s “One Big Weekend”, Glastonbury and A Concert for Diana in recent weeks. The Live Earth concerts are taking place on 7 July 2007, in 7 continents (8 locations) including Wembley Stadium in the UK.
The purpose of the concerts are to raise awareness of climatic changes and Live Earth is the beginning of a campaign to ensure that people and governments take action against global warming. Former Vice-President of USA, Al Gore is head of one of the groups – The Alliance for Climatic Protection .
The concerts will reach a world-wide audience by radio, television (including the BBC) and the internet. They are being staged at:
Giants Stadium in New York; Wembley Stadium in London; Aussie Stadium in Sydney; Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro; the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg; Makuhari Messe in Tokyo; the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai; and HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg.
More than 100 bands and artists will perform and the Wembley concert will include Madonna, Razorlight, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Snow Patrol and Genesis. Hopefully the concerts will be as successful as Live 8 in “Making Poverty History”.
Music fans have a rare treat this weekend with another festival taking place in Perth and Kinross, Scotland – the annual “T in the Park” from Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July. Fresh from Live Earth, Razorlight will also be performing on Sunday and will be joined by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, The Killers, James Morrison, Mika and Snow Patrol. Festival-goers can camp on the site, but it would be wise to prepare for the rains or catch coverage on BBC3, BBC Scotland or Radio One.