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JOSH GROBAN, JOAN BAEZ, and JERRY DAMMERS: LATEST ARTISTS TO JOIN NELSON MANDELA AT 90TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

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  • JOSH GROBAN, JOAN BAEZ, and JERRY DAMMERS: LATEST ARTISTS TO JOIN NELSON MANDELA AT 90TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

    LONDON HYDE PARK, 6:30pm, Friday June 27

    Multi-million selling classical pop singer Josh Groban, legendary folk rock singer Joan Baez, and a special appearance by Jerry Dammers, one of the organisers of Artists Against Apartheid and Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday concert and whose song 'Free Nelson Mandela' became a banner for the 80's anti-apartheid movement in UK, are further highlights added to the forthcoming Nelson Mandela 90th birthday concert taking place in London's Hyde Park on the evening of Friday June 27.

    These additional artist appearances were announced today by the concert organisers who said, "these three artists hold a special place with Nelson Mandela."

    The announcement comes only a week after singer Amy Winehouse confirmed she was adding her voice to those who will show their support for Mr Mandela and his 46664 organisation by taking part.

    The three newly confirmed artists will join a performance line-up that already includes Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Dame Shirley Bassey and Razorlight, along with more than a dozen of Africa's most highly regarded artists including Johnny Clegg, Soweto Gospel Choir and Papa Wemba.

    The 90th birthday evening concert now boasts an extraordinary roster of some of the most important artists of the twenty years which have passed since London first came together to call for Mr Mandela's release with the 70th birthday concert on June 11, 1988.

    A virtual who's who of music history, the artists performing for the celebration of Mr Mandela's 90th birthday account for multi millions of record sales across recent years and in their diversity reach out across popular music fans across all ages and music preferences.

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on June 16, 2008 - 1:16pm

LONDON HYDE PARK, 6:30pm, Friday June 27

Multi-million selling classical pop singer Josh Groban, legendary folk rock singer Joan Baez, and a special appearance by Jerry Dammers, one of the organisers of Artists Against Apartheid and Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday concert and whose song 'Free Nelson Mandela' became a banner for the 80's anti-apartheid movement in UK, are further highlights added to the forthcoming Nelson Mandela 90th birthday concert taking place in London's Hyde Park on the evening of Friday June 27.

These additional artist appearances were announced today by the concert organisers who said, "these three artists hold a special place with Nelson Mandela."

The announcement comes only a week after singer Amy Winehouse confirmed she was adding her voice to those who will show their support for Mr Mandela and his 46664 organisation by taking part.

The three newly confirmed artists will join a performance line-up that already includes Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Dame Shirley Bassey and Razorlight, along with more than a dozen of Africa's most highly regarded artists including Johnny Clegg, Soweto Gospel Choir and Papa Wemba.

The 90th birthday evening concert now boasts an extraordinary roster of some of the most important artists of the twenty years which have passed since London first came together to call for Mr Mandela's release with the 70th birthday concert on June 11, 1988.

A virtual who's who of music history, the artists performing for the celebration of Mr Mandela's 90th birthday account for multi millions of record sales across recent years and in their diversity reach out across popular music fans across all ages and music preferences.

Tickets

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