Elton John heads the line-up for Peace One Day 2012 Wembley gig
September show will also feature Jude Law and Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley, tickets on sale now
Peace Day was founded a decade ago by campaigner and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley and takes place annually on 21st September. It has previously been known as International Day of Peace, which was instigated in 1982 , but has only recently become a global ceasefire day - let's hope the many warzones around the world take heed and put their weapons down when this year's theme, Global Truce 2012, kicks in.
But what has Peace Day's fundraising efforts achieved thus far? In 2007, all sides involved in the bitter Afghanistan conflict signed an agreement that resulted in over 4 million children being immunised against polio. Thereafter, a reduction of 70% in violence made for encouraging reading and vaccinations have continued across Kabul and neighbouring areas to the tune of a target of 8 million people. The charity also works closely with other similar organisations such as UNICEF and Oxfam and commits to encouraging peace and sustainability in previous or current war-torn territories.
To raise awareness this year, Global Truce 2012 is encouraging music-fans to help out. As well as the big day in September and as part of London 2012, other events in other cities have been organized, such as Thursday's huge pop concert in Derry's Ebrington Square. The 21st June concert is now a FREE show (save for a tiny admin fee) and features Pixie Lott, Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, Guillemots and more. Tickets are still available and you must 'purchase' admission before heading to the concert (link below).
Back to Peace One Day itself, in London at the Wembley Arena, Elton John has been announced as the headliner for this year's massive Global Truce 2012 stadium concert. He will perform with a full band which signifies a spot of greatest hits action and a great night out. Founder Jeremy Gilley will also appear, as well as patron Jude Law and other musical guests to be announced in due course. Tickets for Wembley will retail at £50 at are on sale NOW!
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