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Yusuf Islam to headline first virtual Peace One Day concert

Yusuf Islam has joined the line-up for a virtual concert to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Peace next week (September 21, 2020).

The Morning Has Broken singer, formerly Cat Stevens, will be among the headliners at the Peace One Day event, produced by new dad Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley.

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The gig will mark the Father & Son hitmaker’s third Peace One Day appearance, having previously performed in 2007 and 2011, and his first as a digital artist.

“This year will be remembered for many things,” the singer says. “Through world disasters and trials we come closer and share the same feelings of pain and concern. We can turn that connection into positive action if we wanted. It has never been more vital for the world to come together on global issues. I feel that Peacetrain rolling again with Peace One Day’s Live Global Digital Experience. It is a chance to jump on board and support the vision of peace.”

Annie Lennox and Emeli Sande will also be among the highlights, while Forest Whitaker will be delivering a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Law says, “At a time when the world has been turned upside down by the pandemic, never has it been more important to remind ourselves of the true value of community and creative solutions to the world’s biggest problems. #Peace Day allows that moment of reflection and connection.”

More information about the big event, which kicks off at 10 am BST on Monday, is available here: peaceoneday.org.

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