Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers have announced that nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, multiple Grammy nominated British singer-songwriter James Blunt, Swedish teen sensation Zara Larsson, and Norwegian hip hop duo Envy will perform at the 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Wednesday, December 11th in Oslo, Norway at the Oslo Spektrum arena.
Award-winning actress Claire Danes will host the show, with additional performers to be announced in coming weeks.
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert will honor the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) “for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose work exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world.
“We are thrilled to have this stellar group of musical artists perform at the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” states Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. “Each year, the Concert brings together the most iconic musicians to celebrate peace through music and this year is especially exciting as we commemorate our 20th anniversary.”
Tickets for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert are on sale now at the Oslo Spektrum box office and here.
The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and other remarkable individuals and organizations. For the past nineteen years, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate. The Concert is presented by Nobel Peace Prize Research & Information, produced by IMG in cooperation with Eyeworks Dinamo and broadcast to a global audience.
The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Fund is the global benefactor for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
“The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Fund in the United States is very proud to once again be the global benefactor of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” said Timothy R. Pearson, managing family member. “We are committed to helping recognize individuals and entities who embrace the ideals of Alfred Nobel, and who make a difference in the global society in which we live.”
“This benefactor role represents the Pearson Family’s continued and growing participation with the Nobel Peace Center and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, "said Thomas L. Pearson, managing family member. “Importantly, it underscores the Pearson Family’s commitment to inspire and encourage the on-going discussion and resolution of global conflicts. We fervently share the hope for a world that is at peace.”
For more information on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, visit nobelpeaceprizeconcert.org.