Éric Salvail, Diane Kruger, The Roots are confirmed to join the Global Citizen Concert to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on September 17th at Montreal’s Bell Centre

— September 6, 2016

Montreal, QC September 6th 2016. The international advocacy organization Global Citizen, in support of the Global Fund to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that ÉNERGIE host and TV star Éric Salvail , actress Diane Kruger, and emblematic hiphop band The Roots will be joining headliners Usher, Half Moon Run, Metric, Grimes, Charlotte Cardin at the Global Citizen Concert to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The event will also be cohosted by Patrick Langlois, Kweku Mandela, Maripier Morin and George Stroumboulopoulos. This freeticketed concert will be hosted on Saturday, September 17th, at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The event will celebrate progress in global health and development and is being produced in partnership with Live Nation and evenko, and official media partner Bell Media. Éric Salvail will bring his renowned energy to participate as cohost of the show. “We do not always realize the chance we have to be healthy in a secure environment and, for me, the work of Global Citizen aims at creating equal chances worldwide. That’s why I am proud to join the wonderful team of the Concert to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the devastation still caused today by these terrible diseases, while offering a largescale concert with distinguished guests united to celebrate life through music,” said Éric Salvail. Diane Kruger will also be in Montreal to join the concert as a cohost. “Globally, young women aged 15-24, are most vulnerable to HIV with infection rates twice as high as those in young men. Ending the AIDS epidemic for good will only be possible if we first end the disproportionate impact of HIV on young women and girls. Through my work with the Global Fund, Im hoping to help raise awareness for this important issue and Im honoured to be a host at the upcoming concert supporting the end of AID S, TB and Malaria in Montreal said Diane Kruger. Fans and activists can earn their tickets by joining the Global Citizen movement at www.globalcitizen.org /canada, where they can take action in support of the Global Fund, a partnership of governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria united to end these epidemics by 2030. 10,000 free tickets to GC Canada will be given out to Global Citizens and people everywhere are invited to signup, take actions, and enter the draw for free tickets. The Global Citizen concert to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will be a celebration of the power of the world to come together for global health, driven by Canada’s leadership. Taking place after a pledging conference where governments and private sector partners commit to funding the Global Fund’s life saving work for the next three years, the event will celebrate announcements from world leaders working together with the shared goal of ending three of the world’s deadliest diseases. These funds, which will save an additional eight million lives and avert 300 million infections, are critical in the fight to end HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. n association with official media partner Bell Media, the concert will be broadcast live to Bell Fibe TV subscribers on TV1, channel 1158, on Saturday, Sept. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. ET and will be available on demand shortly after its live broadcast. Additionally, in advance of the launch of iHeartRadio Canada in the coming weeks, the event will be the first-ever livestream at iHeartRadio.ca. The concert will be streamed on additional Bell Media Radio websites, also beginning at 7 p.m. The concert is supported by major partner Johnson & Johnson, and associate partners The Coca-Cola Company, Ecobank Foundation, Nando’s, the United Nations Foundation and The City of Montreal. For more information about the artists and event please visit www.globalcitizen.org/canada  

About Global Citizen:
Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On the platform Global Citizens can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. We believe we can end extreme poverty by 2030, because of the collective actions of global citizens across the world. Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. To date, the actions by our global community have resulted in 120 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over $25 billion that will directly impact the lives of 656 million people.

 About Global Fund:
The Global Fund is a 21st century partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases. To date, programs supported by the Global fund partnership have saved more than 20 million lives.

About evenko:
evenko is a Quebec company which has become the most important independent promoter and producer in Canada. Presenting more than 1,200 musical, family and sporting events annually throughout the province of Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the eastern United States, evenko plays host to the biggest entertainers in the world and invests in the development and promotion of Quebec artists. evenko is also the creator and producer of four festivals: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Heavy MONTRÉAL, IleSoniq which are all held at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, as well as the Festival YUL EAT. evenko is also the exclusive manager of the Bell Centre, the Corona Theatre and the future Place Bell in Laval. In January 2016, Pollstar, the entertainment industry’s most respected source, ranked evenko as the top promoter in Canada and the 8th most important promoter in North America. The evenko trademark is the property of L’Aréna des Canadiens Inc.

About Bell Media:
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network? 31 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French? and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites? delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO? operates multichannel network Much Digital Studios? holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub? is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil? and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multiplatform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca .


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