via press release:
‘THE WOMEN’S CONCERT FOR CHANGE: LIVE FROM LONDON,’ A GLOBAL CONCERT EVENT FOR FEMALE EMPOWERMENT, TO AIR SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Timbaland and Others to Perform in Two-Hour Musical Special
NEW YORK — May 22, 2013 — NBC is set to air “The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London,” a live concert event from Twickenham Stadium in London, on Sunday, June 2 (9-11 p.m. ET).
“The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London” is the centerpiece of Chime for Change, a new campaign to raise funds and awareness for female empowerment around the world, distributed to non-profit organizations focused in the key areas of education, health care and justice.
Beyoncé, the international superstar and co-founder of Chime for Change, will headline the concert event, with additional performances by Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Timbaland and more.
Presenters will include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Blake Lively, Gloria Steinem, Jada Pinkett-Smith, James Franco, Madonna, Salma Hayek Pinault, Zoe Saldana and many others. PSAs featuring Franco, Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and other influential A-list celebrities will also be a part of the special.
The global concert event will be broadcast live from London to over 175 countries, and will serve to celebrate inspirational stories from around the world, generate awareness about the issues that affect girls and women, and raise funds for non-profit organizations pursuing change.
“The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London” is produced by Control Room, in association with Harvey Goldsmith.
ABOUT CONTROL ROOM:
Led by Emmy Award-winning producer Kevin Wall and president and executive producer Aaron Grosky, Control Room has been the producing force behind some of the world’s largest events, including Live 8, Live Earth, the FIFA World Cup Kickoff Concert in South Africa, and the William J. Clinton 10th anniversary concert. Together with Gucci, Control Room will be the executive producers and distributors of the Chime for Change global event.