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Friday, January 22, 2010
Global Haiti Benefit Concert Lineups
The Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief concerts will see a line up of celebrities and musical artists lend their support for the cause which will be broadcast in Australia tomorrow from 12pm.
Among the latest stars to be announced are Beyoncé in London, Madonna in New York City, and Haitian artist Emeline Michel in Los Angeles will join Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City.
Also in New York will be Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow.
In London, there will be Coldplay, and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna.
In addition to musical performances, others invloved will include: President Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks and Will Smith with Muhammad Ali.
Viewers will be asked to send in their donations online, via phone or mail.
Music performances from the concert will be available for purchase and download on iTunes, with Apple, the record labels and the artists donating their share of the proceeds to Haiti relief funds managed by the Hope for Haiti Now charities.
The charities are Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the newly formed Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.
Radiohead have also announced that they will be playing an one off gig this weekend for Oxfam Haiti earthquake appeal.
The band will auction tickets for the Los Angeles show at The Music Box Theatre At The Fonda which takes place on Sunday (January 24) night.
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