Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers have announced that iconic songwriter and prolific singer Steven Tyler, hip-hop star Queen Latifah, Bollywood sensation Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, British soul singer Laura Mvula, Norway's Gabrielle, the inspirational Girls Of The World, and a sparkling Bollywood number will entertain audiences at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in the Oslo Spektrum arena. It was announced earlier that the Concert will be hosted by Queen Latifah.
"We are thrilled to have these great artists at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert," said Geir Lundestad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. "This year we will focus more than ever before on the Prize winners. The reason for the Concert is to honor them and we have two such eloquent winners with such dramatic stories to tell! We will showcase music from their home countries with a Bollywood celebration in addition to our major international stars Queen Latifah and Steven Tyler."
This year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert will honor Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for "their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education."
Executive producer Odd Arvid Strømstad noted that there is tremendous interest in this year's Prize winners which provides the opportunity to showcase some of the best artists from Pakistan and India, in addition to a multi-talented host and artists.
"I am excited to bring rock 'n' roll to this incredible night, honoring some of the world's most courageous activists," said Steven Tyler.
This is the twenty-first Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which is a musical celebration honoring the year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The Concert is broadcast to a global audience and reaches up to 350 million households and 100 countries. Over the years, the Concert has featured top global artists, including Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Sting, Santana, Alicia Keys, Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox, Wyclef Jean, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, BON JOVI, A-HA, Bernhoft and Youssou N'Dour.
The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and other prominent individuals and organizations.