The “Live Earth” concert is returning this summer with performances over all seven continents with over 100 artists playing with a goal to raise environmental awareness.
During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, Pharrell Williams was announced as creative director for the concert to help co-founders Al Gore and Kevin Wall curate the artists to appear on stage during Live Earth 2015 on June 18th.
While Pharrell is involved, it’s still unclear if he’ll grace the stage as a performers, as the line-up has yet to be unveiled. But, he chose to place emphasis on the mega concert’s mission: urging world leaders to approve a new climate accord at Paris’ United Nations Climate Change Conference, beginning Nov. 30, 2015.
Billboard reports that some of the performances will take place in New York, Paris, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sydney, Australia, Beijing, China, and Sao Paulo, Brazil — each lasting between four to six hours. The Guardian also notes that a Live Earth 2015 concert will take place in Antarctica, potentially the second significant concert on the continent since Metallica accomplished the feat in 2013.
The first and only “Live Earth” was in 2007 and featured artists such as Kanye West and Madonna.