By Tim Saunders on
“I’m delighted to support Peace One Day once again to take the message of Peace Day to the people,” said Kravitz. “Peace One Day is all about uniting the world, and music can drive that message. I’m pleased to be carrying the torch for POD this year.”
The show will take place on September 19 – two days before Peace Day – and will also feature Keziah Jones, Ayo, Olivia Ruiz and Charlie Winston.
“These things are so intense, such hard work, with so much at stake,” said Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace Day. "Take last year’s event at the Albert Hall. Introduced by Jude Law, with live performances from Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox and John Legend, with a surprise appearance from Lenny Kravitz, it was pretty mind-blowing but you can imagine how nerve-wracking it was bringing it all together. Underwriting something so big when you are such a small organization is quite a responsibility. Our margins are really tight and, just covering our costs takes an awful lot of hard work. More than anything, we rely on the good will of the artists themselves; their time is so precious and I am eternally grateful to all of them for their unerring support. Standing on the side of the stage watching Annie Lennox singing for Peace One Day was an incredible moment for me.
“With a matter of weeks to go, an awful lot of people are working incredibly hard to pull off an event that exceeds all expectations. An estimated 250 million people around the globe saw last year’s concert. We can’t yet give any details away but let’s just say that we are aiming for something even bigger and better to commemorate our ten-year anniversary. I can feel the insomnia coming on already…
“Our goal is to reach three billion people with the message of peace one day by 2012. It’s not a pipedream, it’s a strategic process, but we all need to get involved.”
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