|Björk will be headlining the Japan Live8 next
Saturday 2nd of July. |
Applications for tickets are now open through the Japanese
official website www.live8.jp.
You click on the 'ticket' tab and follow the instructions through to the excite.co.jp
You then get entered for a ticket 'lottery'. This closed at noon Japan time
on Wed, and the winners will be selected at random and notified by e-mail on
Thu. They then bring their individual winners number with ID to the venue,
which acts as their ticket.
The official site is http://www.live8live.com
Live 8 organisers in Japan, Bottle and Dentsu, with the backing of Oxfam, have
joined Bob Geldof to announce a
huge concert on 2nd July. Tokyo has stepped up to join the simultaneous free
series already planned for Philadelphia, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Toronto
on July 2nd. Japan Live 8 is the 6th show to be officially confirmed, and will
join in the call to allow citizens of the most powerful nations to tell the leaders
of the eight wealthiest countries in the world to make poverty history at the
historic G8 Summit on July 6th in Edinburgh. Live 8 Japan will be the very first
concert to kick off the series of events anywhere in the world on the 2nd July.
from around the world, as well as the very biggest Japanese stars, have come
to join this call, and Live 8 Japan are thrilled to announce DEF TECH, DREAMS
COME TRUE, Good Charlotte, McFly, RIZE, and Björk who will be performing live
the first time in 2 years.
There will be more artists confirmed over the coming days who will be announced
on the official
website www.live8.jp. The Live 8 Japan show will take place at the large indoor
arena Makuhari Messe, which holds up to 20,000 people. The doors will open at
12noon on 2nd July, with live performances commencing at 2pm.
The show will be filmed by Fuji TV for national broadcast at a later date.
The world TV broadcast of the BBC footage of Live 8 will go out to Japan for
full 10 hours on CS Fuji channel 721, starting at 10pm Japan time, including
least 3 songs from Japan Live 8, which will reach over 60 countries and billions
of people around the world on TV and through the internet on AOLmusic.com. “We
will not tolerate the further pain of the poor while we have the financial and
moral means to prevent it. ‘The boys and girls with guitars will finally
get to turn the world on its axis.
What we started 20 years ago is coming to a political point in a few weeks.
What we do next is seriously, properly, historically and
politically important, " said Live 8 founder Bob Geldof. “The G8
leaders have it within their power to alter history. They will only have the
will to do so if millions of people show them that enough is enough. We understand
precisely what must be done to free the weak the hungry and the sick from the
awful, needless, condition of their lives. Now is the time to do it. This isn’t
about charity, it’s about justice,” Geldof continued.As with all
of the Live 8 concerts around the world, Live 8 Japan will be FREE, because “we’re
not asking for your money, we’re
asking for your voice” – and details on how to obtain admission will
be specially announced shortly through the official site www.live8.jp. Live
8 happens alongside a huge international campaign – the Global Call to
Against Poverty – Hottokenai in Japan, Make Poverty History in the UK,
One Campaign in the USA – with millions of supporters in 71 countries,
including all the G8 countries. "The Hottokenai coalition is thrilled
that the Live 8 concert is happening in Japan, and many top artists are playing
to send to millions of people in Japan and beyond the message that we cannot
ignore it when a child dies needlessly every three seconds when we can do something
to help stop it." Takumo Yamada of Oxfam Japan, spokesperson for the Hottokenai
Sekai no Mazushisa campaign.Lily Sobhani (Bottle), Live 8 Japan Organiser said “We
can't believe the willingness of all involved to make this extraordinary event
come together at such short notice - the line-up is fabulous and Live 8 Japan
is going to be a momentous addition to the global series of events on 2nd July”.For
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