Wembley Arena, Friday 21st September 2012
Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley announced today that James Morrison will join what is building up to be an incredible Peace One Day concert line up. The concert will be headlined by Elton John and his band, with 2CELLOS and further artists to be announced. Between performances there will be contributions from Gilley and Peace One Day ambassador Jude law.
The concert is the final event of the London 2012 Festival and is the biggest event yet for Gilley's Peace One Day non-profit organisation, 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, fixed in the calendar as 21 September – Peace Day.
The Wembley Arena concert on Peace Day 21 September is also a legacy show celebrating the culmination of Peace One Day's Global Truce 2012 campaign.
James Morrison said, "I'm really pleased to be performing once again for Peace One Day and fantastic to be working with Elton for this great cause".
Jude Law who is producing the concert with Gilley said, "It's fantastic to welcome James Morrison to the line up of our Peace Day 2012 show at Wembley Arena. It'll be a very special night."
Elton John said, "When Jeremy and Jude came to see me and told me about Peace One Day and the Global Truce 2012 campaign I had to get involved and support them. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on the 21st September at Wembley Arena and thrilled that James is joining us for this wonderful event!"
Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley said, "It's amazing that James Morrison is joining Elton to perform for Peace One Day. This is the second time he's supported us. It's a massive honour, he's an incredible artist."
The Wembley Arena show, which will be filmed in HD and broadcast internationally, is the final in a trilogy of Peace One Day concerts produced as part of the London 2012 Festival. The second show in Derry-Londonderry on Thursday 21st June 2012 was the opening event of the London 2012 Festival and marked the three-month countdown to Peace Day 2012.
Since the adoption of the Peace Day resolution in 2001, activities on 21 September have enabled families to be reunited, mosquito nets and food aid to be delivered and children to be vaccinated all over the world, as this ceasefire and non-violence day creates a window of opportunity for humanitarian efforts.
In 2007, Jeremy Gilley and Jude Law travelled to Afghanistan to spearhead an initiative that has resulted in the vaccination against polio of 4.5 million children following Peace Day agreements by all parties in the region in 2007/8/9. This work forms the culmination of Gilley's feature documentary The Day After Peace.
Others who have supported Peace One Day include Annie Lennox, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, Angelina Jolie, Lenny Kravitz, Kasabian, Pixie Lott, Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, Guillemots, Razorlight, Eliza Doolittle, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Patti Smith, 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, AfroReggae, Wonder Villains, Flawless, English National Ballet and millions of people across the world.
Peace One Day presents The Peace One Day Celebration 2012 "Global Truce 2012" as part of the London 2012 Festival.
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The culmination of the Cultural Olympiad will be the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, from Midsummer's Day on 21 June and running until the final day of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012.The London 2012 Festival will celebrate the huge range, quality and accessibility of the UK's world-class culture including dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, fashion, film and digital innovation, giving the opportunity for people across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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