Peace One Day Concert
21 June 2012
Londonderry wasn’t given the title of UK City of Culture 2013 for nothing. Oh, no! Subtly symbolic of the city’s own history, Ebrington Barracks will be the playground for the wonderful Peace One Day concert in June. The campaign, fronted by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley and actor Jude Law, promotes the universal strive for a global truce. Which we can all agree is a very noble cause.
With Massive Attack already signed up to rock you as the opening event for the London 2012 festival, the night plans to be a heady mix of music, ambition and inspiration. Good causes don’t come much better so circle the date in the diary, and come be part of the party, the campaign, and hopefully, of a big day in history.
The Peace One Day Campaign
Ok, we all know that bad things happen in the world. Peace Day, which happens every 21 September, asks that war and strife be avoided for one glorious day – a day when international aid can be delivered unhindered and everybody around the world can celebrate peace. Check out this video to learn how the incredible campaign got started and what it’s achieved so far.
Having received huge recognition for a decidedly fabulous concert in London in 2011 featuring musical maestros Cat Stevens, Eliza Doolittle and Razorlight, the audience in Londonderry can expect big things in 2012. On the day all music roads will lead to the former military site of Ebrington Barracks overlooking the city’s watery thoroughfare, The River Foyle.
UK City of Culture 2013
Being crowned UK City of Culture 2013 is not a title that Londonderry is taking lightly, and the Peace One Day concert will push the city a little higher on that shiny pedestal. Consider the Peace One Day concert a taster, a little vignette of the type of frolics and fun that will be flooding the city when the cultural craic of 2013 hits. Impressive way to build the excitement, don’t you think?