Beyoncé To Headline Chime For Change Concert In London

Very exciting news! Beyoncé, Rita Ora and Florence + the Machine to perform at charity concert in London in June

Beyonce Chime for Change
Beyonce Chime for Change

Very exciting news! Beyoncé, Rita Ora and Florence + the Machine to perform at charity concert in London in June

Team MC can hardly contain our excitment- Beyoncé has been named as the headline act at a special charity concert in London this summer!

The superstar will be joining the likes of other high profile acts including Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Laura Pausini, Timbaland, and many more, for Gucci's Chime For Change charity concert at Twickenham Stadium on 1 June.


The mega exciting news was announced by the charity's ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault with Mariane Pearl, John Legend and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy during a press conference at the Soho Hotel this morning.

Chime For Change, the recently launched global campaign founded by Gucci, serves to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment and has the support of some of Hollywood's leading figures.

'Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible,' said Chime For Change Co-founder and Concert Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. 'I am excited for us to come together on June 1st to bring the issues of Education, Health and Justice for girls and women to the world stage.' As founder of Chime For Change, Gucci will underwrite the concert event so that all ticket sales will support projects pursuing change for girls and women, specifically in the areas of Education, Health and Justice.

'This is the emergency and the opportunity of today,' said Gucci Creative Director and Chime For Change Co-founder Frida Giannini. 'We have reached a significant moment in the history of girls’ and women’s empowerment and now is the time for change. On 1 June at Twickenham Stadium, I hope that The Sound of Change Live will help the voices calling for change to become so loud that they cannot be ignored.' Tickets for the concert will be available through the campaign website and via Ticketmaster, beginning at 9am GMT on Wednesday 27 March. For the first time ever, ticket buyers will have the opportunity to donate the value of their ticket to a nonprofit of their choice.


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