PMPS Go Greenpeace
Aug 21, 8.15pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium
Local and mainland artists plan to rock the Queen Elizabeth Stadium next week to celebrate three 10-year milestones. The PMPS Go Greenpeace concert marks the 10th anniversaries of Greenpeace China, arts collective People Mountain People Sea (PMPS) and the handover.
The line-up includes at17, ex-Beyond member Wong Ka-keung and Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, the force behind PMPS, which is producing the show.
Mainland band Catcher in the Rye (above), whose single Green is shooting up Hong Kong's Commercial Radio 2 FM 903 music chart, will be guest performers. The band, whose members are all Greenpeace volunteers, were popular at this year's Midi Music Festival, the largest such event on the mainland.
'We're taking the opportunity [of the anniversaries] to raise awareness that Greenpeace has been around for 10 years,' says Greenpeace China marketing director, Leung Pui-fung.
'We've raised a lot of important environmental issues. What's more important is that we can't work alone. We need people's support and actions. One of the most serious issues now is climate change, and we need everybody's help to slow it.'
Greenpeace and PMPS plan to offer a lively concert with an unusual blend of music, video and stage performance, including clips of Wong's recent trip to Germany to look at renewable energy.
Catcher in the Rye's appearance marks Greenpeace's attempt to raise environmental awareness on the mainland. 'China and Hong Kong are interdependent and we need to work together,' says Leung. 'We hope that through the participation of Catcher in the Rye, mainland and local people will see that we can help each other.'
Greenpeace doesn't accept funding from governments or companies, relying instead on public donations. Proceeds from Tuesday's concert will help fund campaigns in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
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