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Celebrities line up for Gucci 'Chime for Change' concert
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May '13
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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 Bachaland, 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 * Beyoncé * Blake Lively *   EllieGoulding * Florence + the Machine * Freida Pinto * Gloria Steinem * Gordon and Sarah Brown * HAIM * HumairaBachal * Iggy Azalea * JadaPinkett Smith * James Franco * Jennifer Lopez * Jessica Chastain * John Legend * Laura Pausini * LeymahGbowee * Madonna * Mpho Tutu * Rita Ora * SharmeenObaid-Chinoy * Timbaland * Zoe Saldana 
 
Beyoncé 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!” 
 
Legendary UK promoter, Harvey Goldsmith, responsible for the world’s biggest global charity concerts, such as Live Aid and Live 8, will produce the four-hour concert alongsideExecutive Producers Kevin Wall and Aaron Groskyfrom Control Room (Live Earth, Live 8, FIFA World Cup Kick Off) who have worked with Harvey on many of these great events. 
 
 In a world first, every ticket buyer will be able to personally choose which project the money from his or her ticket will fund. Gucci is underwriting the concert event so that all ticket sales (less VAT and service fees) will support selected projects. A sell-out concert is guaranteed to fund at least 120 projects supporting girls and women in more than 70 countries from ticket sales alone. 
 
 


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