Dizzee Rascal, Birdy and Jennifer Hudson are amongst the next wave of acts confirmed for We Day UK, the global youth empowerment event curated by Free The Children.
The three artists join an already-announced line-up, which includes Ellie Goulding, Clive Owen and US Vice President Al Gore for the first ever We Day UK on Friday 7th March at Wembley Arena.
Hosted by MTV’s Laura Whitmore, Bluey Robinson and Lilah Parsons the day will see show-stopping performances combined with educational speeches and inspirational moments, provided by the A-list supporters to over 12,000 young people in attendance.
Of the inclusion into the event, Jennifer Hudson said “We Day captures the very spirit that my sister and I continue to spread within our own organisation, the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. It’s that inspiration of the next generation that will bring change to this world. I’ve been a part of We Day in North America and the energy from these young people who come together to make a difference is simply contagious.”
Students cannot buy a ticket to the We Day event; they have to earn it through making a commitment to undertake at least one local and one global charitable act of their choice as part of the year-long We Act programme. By registering for We Act, students and teachers receive free educational resources, student-led campaign ideas and materials to support them on their mission to make a difference. Together We Day and We Act provide a plan to raise a generation of active global citizens, this time in the UK.
We Day and the We Act programme are free of charge to the thousands of students and teachers in attendance at the event and across the country, thanks to the generous support of sponsors led in the UK by Virgin Atlantic and Barclays. We Day UK is co-chaired by Holly Branson and Lord Rumi Verjee. The event will also be streamed live on 7 March 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. on AOL UK.