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Channel 5 to broadcast LIVE EARTH concerts July 7

By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia
18 May 2007 1847 hrs

SINGAPORE: Using the global reach of music to engage people and care for the environment – that is what the LIVE EARTH concerts aim to achieve.

MediaCorp TV's Channel 5 will telecast the show on July 7, starting at 7pm.

Channel 5 is the only free-to-air broadcaster in the world to air the full 24-hour event, which is billed as the "concerts for a climate in crisis".

LIVE EARTH is set to feature over 100 headlining music acts, across all seven continents.

Artists such as Madonna, Alicia Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, Snow Patrol and Jennifer Lopez are among the big names who will grace the show.

The concerts are expected to be watched by over two billion people around the world.

Channel 5 viewers will also get environmental awareness messages and programmes in the week surrounding the LIVE EARTH telecast. - CNA/yy

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