Press Release: EPIX to Exclusively Broadcast Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City ]
EPIX (www.epixhd.com), the multi-screen, multi-platform premium entertainment service, announced today that it will be the exclusive U.S. broadcaster of Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball, to be held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Sunday March 4, 2012 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. This year’s event marks the first time the world-renowned comedy and music festival will be held in the United States, broadcast live and commercial free on EPIX and streamed online at EpixHD.com and via EPIX apps on Xbox 360 and Roku. Participating affiliated television providers including charter.net/epix and verizon.com/fiostvonline will also offer a live stream of the event on their online portals.
…The all-star lineup of music and comedy talent includes previously announced artists Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand and Reggie Watts….
Click here to visit the EpixHD page for Amesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball, where the show will be streamed on March 4th!
What: In honor of Mumford & Sons’ performance at the Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball in NYC, we’re fundraising for AI.
What is Amnesty International?
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.
Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
When: Through March 4th, the date of the Secret Policeman’s Ball
Why: We love this band and they give back and make the world better, why shouldn’t we?
Mumfordandsons.com Blog Update: Mumford & Sons to play at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball ]
From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
With great pleasure and pride Mumford & Sons will perform at this year’s - the 50th -Amnesty International Secret Policeman’s Ball. The Ball has been held annually since 1976 in celebration of all things free speech and will this year take place at New York’s Radio City Hall, it’s first time in a non-UK location, on 4th March.
The band are joining a bill topped by Coldplay and hosted by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and Russell Brand and the evening will include performances, collaborations, comedy sketches and stand-up routines and, UK folks, will be broadcast on Channel 4.
Tickets go on sale on Monday 30th January at www.ticketmaster.com.
Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Russell Brand among acts to appear at the Secret Policeman’s Ball in NYC on March 4, 2012!
From the Washington Post:
The concert will benefit Amnesty International, as it has since it started back in 1976 with celebrities like John Cleese. Over the years, Bono, Sting and others have participated. This will mark the first time it’s being held in New York City.
“For us, it’s iconic and a very special thing, and has provided the opportunity to really celebrate the presence of freedom of expression and free speech, and how we can move people and how we can bring people together, and just how powerful that is,” said Amnesty International spokesman Andy Hackman in an interview Tuesday.
The last Secret Policeman’s Ball was in 2008 in London. Hackman said the organization wanted to do something different and on a grander scale this year since it’s the 50th anniversary of the human rights group.
“That phrase ‘human rights’ has lost meaning in some ways,” he said. “That’s why we want to demonstrate the power and the joy that free speech can bring to us all. … It’s really just using these amazing talented people to demonstrate the power, what a force of good free speech is.”
…Tickets go on sale Monday [January 30th].
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