Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler will co-host the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to the European Union.
The Nobel Peace Prize Concert is a tradition that honors the Nobel Laureate one day after the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony honoring the EU is scheduled for Stockholm on Dec. 10, and the associated concert is set for Oslo on Dec. 11.
The concert will feature performances by the American Jennifer Hudson, the British Seal, the Norwegian Susanne Sundfor, the Norwegian hip-hop duo Karpe Diem, and the Swedish singer Laleh.
While attending the Nobel Peace Prize banquet is next to impossible, attending the Nobel Peace Prize Concert is as easy as buying a ticket via the Norwegian equivalent of Ticketmaster, Billetservice, Vanity Fair noted. Each ticket will cost between 635 and 1,045 Norwegian krone (from about $109 to about $180).
Speaking of being named as a co-host, Parker said, “I am honored to be sharing the stage with such amazing performers to promote the power of peace around the world.” And Butler talked about the Nobel Peace Prize winner, the EU, stating: “The European Union has shown the world what is possible when forces unite in peace. It’s a joy to stand alongside these magnificent artists and celebrate the EU and its contribution to world peace.”
Previous co-hosts include Helen Mirren and Rosario Dawson in 2011, Anne Hathaway and Denzel Washington in 2010, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in 2009, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise in 2004, and Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep in 2001.
Past performers at the concert include Barry Manilow, Florence and the Machine, Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith, Jason Mraz, Diana Ross, Alicia Keyes, Rihanna, and Andrea Bocelli.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.