Beyonce, Gucci and Salma Hayek teamed up to throw the global concert Chime for Change, to be held in London on June 1.
(USA TODAY) When it comes to raising awareness about social change, a little celebrity power always helps.
Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyoncé are throwing their weight behind Chime for Change Presents: The Sound of Change Live, a global concert for girls' and women's empowerment to be held in London on June 1. For those who won't be able to hop on a plane to London, the concert will be broadcast worldwide. Beyoncé and Hayek have also enlisted the help of Florence + the Machine, Ellie Goulding, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland for the show, which will be held at Twickenham Stadium.
In order to ensure that all the revenue from ticket sales goes to supporting projects aimed at female empowerment, fashion monolith Gucci will underwrite the costs of throwing the event.
"Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible," said Beyoncé in a news release. "I am excited for us to come together on June 1st to bring the issues of Education, Health and Justice for girls and women to the world stage."
"There are no innocent bystanders in the information age," said Hayek Pinault in the same news release. "Technology connects us as never before. But that means we also have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to do something about it. We can be defined not just by what we know, but by what we do, and that is the vision behind Chime for Change."
Tickets go on on sale on Wednesday at 5 a.m. ET through the campaign website and Ticketmaster. Concertgoers will also have the option to donate the cost of their ticket to a non-profit of their choice.
Korina Lopez, USA TODAY