The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, 7th of July and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States.
Live Earth South Africa will feature the following acts live on stage:
ANGELIQUE KIDJO / BAABA MAAL / DANNY K / JOSS STONE / THE PARLOTONES / THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR / UB40 / VUSI MAHLASELA / ZOLA
Tickets can be purchased through Computicket and cost R250, which includes all service fees.
Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company producing the concerts globally. Live Earth will bring together more than 100 of the world’s top music acts to inspire an audience of over two billion people to trigger a mass movement to combat global warming. Live Earth seeks to inspire its global audience to make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives and spur action by corporations and governments to turn the tide on global warming. “Music is an international language that has the power to move people,” Wall said. “Live Earth’s 24 hours of music spanning all 7 continents will move people in every corner of the planet to take action against global warming.” Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection and other international non-governmental organizations to move individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a Partner of Live Earth.
“Live Earth is taking place across all seven continents because the climate crisis affects us all – and all of us must be a part of the solution,” Gore said. “Live Earth will engage individuals, corporations and governments to take action against the climate crisis.”
Live Earth also announced that supermodel, actress; singer and author Naomi Campbell will be speaking from the stage at Live Earth Joburg. “I’m proud to be a part of Live Earth and I’m especially proud that we are joining forces here in South Africa,” said Campbell. “Nowhere is the issue of global warming more critical than in Africa. Live Earth Johannesburg will not only unify Africans on this issue, it will connect the crisis here with the rest of the world.”
The Live Earth Concerts for a Climate in Crisis will be hosting the African leg of the concert at Maropeng, the visitor centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Maropeng, the Setswana word meaning ‘returning to the place of our origins’ denotes the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as the ancestral home of all, marking the birthplace of the human species in the continent of Africa. It is a large and extraordinarily beautiful area showcasing ancient history, human beginnings, adventure and discovery, and it is here that the human footprint began.