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!"