A gig which was being planned to raise money for Japan after the catastrophic events has been cancelled by the promoter due to problems securing artists. The gig which was planned had been promoted as a ‘supergig’ which would feature some of the biggest acts from across the world. Although the organisers Live Nation have announced that the gig will no longer be held; it was due to occur at Wembley Arena in London was to be shown all over the world.
Live Nation had been working alongside some of the biggest music labels including Sony and Universal in order to organize the gig which would have occurred on the 14th April. The hype surrounding this event was huge and many people were penning this gig to be the biggest and most spectacular concert to hit London in years. At the time of the release of the details there had not been any artists confirmed or announced.
Now, just seven days away from when the event should have been happening the organisers have pulled the plug and have stated that they have stopped working on any plans. Information has yet to be released about artists that had signed up although it is believed that those which had been secured did not provide satisfactory caliber for a worldwide broadcast.
Although this event has been cancelled there was recently a smaller event held in London at the Brixton Academy, this was held on the 3rd April. The proceeds of this concert will also be directed to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami appeal. Artists which appeared at the showcase included Beady Eye, Graham Coxon, Paul Weller, Richard Ashcroft and Primal Scream.
Rumours are rife that other music events are being planned in order to raise money for the victims of the Japan disaster. Some well known artisits including Rhianna, REM, Justin Bieber and Adele have already contributed songs to a Japan album where proceeds are being directed to the Red Cross. A charity single is also being planned which will feature numerous different artists, similar to the singles created by X Factor finalists when raising money for the Help the Heroes charity. Some artists have also vowed to produce a percentage of the earnings to the Red Cross who are doing a great amount of work to help the people in Japan restore their lives.