Saturday, June 5, 2010

In VEVO's first foray into live music streaming on a global scale, the web's leading premium music video and entertainment service will webcast the FIFA WORLD CUP™ KICK–OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT live on June 10 from Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa. The event, executive-produced by Kevin Wall and his company, Control Room, the world's leading creative force behind global music events, will feature performances from Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angélique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela, in addition to other international superstars, and will be exclusively available on demand afterwards. Additionally, VEVO has partnered with 1GOAL, which is co-chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and is leveraging the FIFA WORLD CUP™ KICK-OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT as a global communications platform to mobilize public support to hold governments to their promises to enable every child to receive a classroom education by 2015.
The announcements were made today by Rio Caraeff (President and CEO, VEVO).

At 8:00 p.m. local time (GMT+2)/2:00 p.m. ET on June 10, VEVO, the Licensed Broadcaster of the FIFA WORLD CUP™ KICK–OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT, will webcast the entire celebration concert in high definition live from the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium. Featuring the biggest names in music, the historic event will take place on the eve of the internationally-anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. VEVO will live stream the concert around the globe with the exception of Germany and select European countries.
Following the live high definition webcast on, the concert will be available for on-demand streaming across the entire VEVO Network including and the VEVO channel on YouTube. Additionally, exclusive programming from the performers and behind-the-scenes video will be featured across the VEVO Network May 26-July 10.

Watch the FIFA WORLD CUP™ KICK–OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT live June 10 at 8:00 p.m. local time (GMT+2)/2:00 p.m. ET on VEVO and access exclusive programming and archived performances as well as music videos from this year's performing artists May 26-July 10 at On-demand streaming of the concert begins across the VEVO Network following the live event with all other music programming available May 26-July 10.


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