Madonna, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto, Zoe Saldana, Gloria Steinem, Gordon And Sarah Brown, Aishwarya Rai And Abhishek Bachchan And Others Confirmed To Present At THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE Concert
LONDON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that Madonna, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Gordon and Sarah Brown, Jessica Chastain, Gloria Steinem, Freida Pinto, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, Leymah Gbowee, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Mpho Tutu, Humaira Bachal and Zoe Saldana have confirmed their participation as presenters in 'THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE' concert event, presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE: recently founded by Gucci, which campaigns for improved Education, Health and Justice for women and girls worldwide. The four-hour concert, which takes place at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 1 June, is supported by an impressive line-up of some of the world's most talented artists and internationally renowned presenters, lending their voices to CHIME FOR CHANGE.
The confirmed line-up is: Aishwarya Rai * Abhishek Bachchan * Archbishop Desmond Tutu * Beyonce * Blake Lively * Ellie Goulding * Florence + the Machine * Freida Pinto * Gloria Steinem * Gordon and Sarah Brown * HAIM * Humaira Bachal * Iggy Azalea * Jada Pinkett Smith * James Franco * Jennifer Lopez * Jessica Chastain * John Legend * Laura Pausini * Leymah Gbowee * Madonna * Mpho Tutu * Rita Ora * Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy * Timbaland * Zoe Saldana *
Beyonce Knowles-Carter, concert artistic director and CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder, who will perform a 45 minute special set, said: "I am really happy that so many amazing artists and presenters have come together to support CHIME FOR CHANGE on 1 June. Our goal is to have a great time together while we unite and strengthen the voices of girls and women around the world."
Madonna, founder of the Ray of Light Foundation, said: "60 percent of the children in the world NOT in school are girls! 2/3 of the world's illiterate are WOMEN! I DO NOT accept this. We need to change this and we WILL CHANGE THIS!"
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