Live Earth announced the artist line-up and ticketing information for Live Earth South Africa today, which will be staged at The Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng, just outside of Johannesburg.
The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States.
Live Earth South Africa will feature the following acts live on stage: Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Danny K, Joss Stone, The Parlotones, The Soweto Gospel Choir, UB40, Vusi Mahlasela, and Zola.
Live Earth also announced that supermodel, actress, singer and author Naomi Campbell will be speaking from the stage at Live Earth Johannesburg.
“I'm proud to be a part of Live Earth and I’m especially proud that we are joining forces here in South Africa,” said Campbell. “Nowhere is the issue of global warming more critical than in Africa. Live Earth Johannesburg will not only unify Africans on this issue, it will connect the crisis here with the rest of the world.”
Exclusive online media partner MSN is helping Live Earth reach people in every corner of the globe. Live Earth Johannesburg will be streamed live on 7/7/07 at http://liveearth.za.msn.com. MSN’s 39 localized web portals worldwide attract 465 million monthly users.
The Live Earth Concerts for a Climate in Crisis will be hosting the African leg of the concert at Maropeng, the visitor centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Maropeng, the Setswana word meaning “returning to the place of our origins” denotes the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as the ancestral home of all, marking the birthplace of the human species in the continent of Africa. It is a large and extraordinarily beautiful area showcasing ancient history, human beginnings, adventure and discovery, and it is here that the human footprint began.
Tickets for Live Earth South Africa go on sale on June 11. Tickets can be purchased through Computicket online: http://www.computicket.com, by phone at 083-915-8000, or at any outlet country wide. Tickets cost R250, which includes all service fees.
For more information, visit www.liveearth.msn.com and www.liveearth.org.