First acts announced for Peace One Day Concert in Derry~Londonderry
Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, Guillemots and Wonder Villains are the first acts confirmed to join Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley for the opening event of the London 2012 Festival in Derry~Londonderry on 21 June, with support from Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law. More acts are set to be announced in the coming days.
Peace One Day is the opening concert for the London 2012 Festival – a 12-week UK-wide celebration featuring leading artists from around the world. The concert which will take place in Ebrington Square in Derry~Londonderry, is one of the first major events to take place as part of the build-up to City of Culture 2013 and is supported by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
The Derry~Londonderry concert is the first show in Northern Ireland for Gilley’s Peace One Day campaign, which in 2001 led a process that resulted in the unanimous adoption by UN member states of the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. This day is now fixed in the global calendar every year: 21 September is Peace Day.
Others who have supported Peace One Day include Annie Lennox, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, Angelina Jolie, Lenny Kravitz, Kasabian, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Patti Smith, Razorlight, Newton Faulkner, Eliza Doolittle, AfroReggae, Charlie Winston, Youssou NDour, Jonny Lee Miller, Joseph Fiennes, Kate Nash, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Stewart, Jimmy Cliff, Faithless, James Morrison, -M-, Yodelice, Vanessa Paradis, Ayo, and millions of people across the world.
Tickets for the concert will be available shortly from ticketmaster.co.uk and locally from Cool Discs and a Ticketmaster booth in Foyleside Shopping Centre.