Madonna has confirmed her participation as presenter in 'The Sound of Change Live' concert, 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.
Abishek Bachchan * Aishwarya Rai * 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 *
Madonna 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!"
The concert will start at 6.00pm and finish at 10:00pm and each artist will perform special sets with some exciting collaborations expected. Throughout the concert short films will be shown highlighting issues such as: 60% of children not in school are girls, 800 women die daily in pregnancy or childbirth - most of whom would live with access to proper care, and despite gains, just 21% of seats in national parliaments are held by women.
Tickets for the concert are available from:
Tel: +44 (0) 844-847 1693
Madonna To Present At The Sound Of Change Live Concert
May 20, 2013
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First of all, I know that people who know well Madonna can understand why Iâ€™m opening this topic in this page. Iâ€™m a citizen of Turkey. In this country, everything is being banned by our cruel goverment: Freedoom of press, state theatres, art, alcohol, protests and so much moreâ€¦ Everything that The President Recep Tayip ErdoÄŸan doesnâ€™t like! Yesterday (June 31, 2013), after a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area (Gezi Park) in Istanbul city centre, which is planned to be demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are hospitalized and access to the park is blocked without any legal basis. Some of them died! And now, lots of people are protesting these horrible apperances in their own cities or by going to Ä°stanbul. After all these events, some polices and provincial chairmen decided to resign.Turkish media, directly controlled by the government or have business and political ties with it, refuses to cover the incidents. Press agencies also blocked the information flow. If the social media wasnâ€™t exist, nobody would be in on. After all, Turkish democracy needs your help and support my friends.. Madonna is a great freedom fighter. She allways shows us the importance of freedom of expression, art and what we belive in. As all you know, she is very sensitive about this kind of subjects. As the fans or her team, we are like that. If she is The Queen, we are her knights. I donâ€™t live in Ä°stanbul but itâ€™s a matter of state, a matter of liberty. Please share these horrible news with the world and support us. Thank you.
I cannot wait for saturday!!!! I got golden circle tickets!!!!! Bring on Madonna!XXX
Sounds like a great cause and these young girls should get just as much of a chance as everyone else to get an education. Kudos to Madonna, whoever else is participating and Gucci Baby!
Awesome, if I lived close I would go to support this! This sounds like it could turn into an awesome touring festival to raise awareness and money for a great cause.
THIS IS MY QUEEN!!! (Y)
Congrats Madge!!! This is attitude for a true queen that You are... I LOVE U!!!!
It's great action that you participate in this concert for raising money to educate women in the world... Love you Madonna always! From your #1 fan in Barcelona, now living in France.
I want to see you kick up your heels and dance & sing get up and do your thing-L U V your 3 Billboard Award Wins-C o N g R a T s
Madonna is the correct choice for the job as Presenter...She is a compassionate person...So have fun at this concert, M....You've earned this recognition...I know it will be a success...
I'm happy to hear it. Good news for us and of course girls who need education.
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