Sam Roberts and Bobby Bazini join the Global Citizen Concert to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria this Saturday, September 17th at the Bell Centre, Montreal
— September 15, 2016
Montreal, September 15, 2016 - The international advocacy organization Global Citizen, in support of the Global Fund to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are pleased to announced that Sam Roberts and Bobby Bazini will be joining headliners Usher, The Roots, Half Moon Run, Metric, Grimes, Charlotte Cardin at the Global Citizen Concert to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The event will also be co-hosted by Diane Kruger, Patrick Langlois, Kweku Mandela, Maripier Morin, Éric Salvail and George Stroumboulopoulos
This free-ticketed 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.
For more information about the artists, and event, please visit www.evenko.ca and follow Global Citizen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.
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.
In 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 Ville de Montréal.
CREDENTIALSMedia must register for accreditation before Friday, September 16 with:Justine Gagnepain, EdelmanJustine.Gagnepain@edelman.com / T. 514 315-1980
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 21stcentury 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 Live Nation:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com
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 JeanDrapeau 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, outofhome 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 mostwatched 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 outofhome 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 ondemand 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 .