Tue, 10 April 2007 12:00:00 ET
Madonna is only one among others agreeing to perform at London's Wembley Stadium to promote the fight against global warming.
is set to head the bill at the UK Live Earth Concert. The queen of pop has added her name to a glittering line up of acts for the Wembley event, which already boasts The Black Eyed Peas, Genesis
, Red Hot Chili Peppers
and Duran Duran
The show is part of a global series of concerts which will take place around the world on July 7 to highlight climate change. Details of the US concert are set to be announced soon, with cities including Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo also expected to attract an array of stars.
The organisers announced 17 acts for the UK concert, and have promised more will follow. Tickets will be allocated by a ballot, with fans able to register their interest online for 72 hours from 1200 BST on Friday (13.04.07) before they go on sale next Wednesday (18.04.07). Those lucky enough to bag one of the £55 tickets will also be treated to acts ranging from The Beastie Boys
to James Blunt
and Snow Patrol
The concerts aim to set a "green example" for other music events by using measures such as eco-friendly electricity, sustainable lighting and carbon-neutral travel. Former US Vice-President Al Gore is involved in organising the series of events. He said: "We hope Live Earth will launch a global campaign, giving a critical mass of people around the world the tools they need to help solve the climate crisis."
All profits will go to organisations including the Alliance for Climate Protection, the Climate Group and Stop Climate Chaos.
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