Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:00am ET by Pressparty
Billie Eilish & Finneas to Kick-Off Special Climate Event
Today, Billie Eilish has announced 'Overheated', a multi-day climate-focused event set to take place at The O2 during Eilish's Happier Than Ever, The World Tour dates at the London venue, in collaboration with Support + Feed and REVERB.
Across six days - 10, 11, 12, 16, 25 and June 26 2022 - 'Overheated' brings together climate activists, musicians and designers to discuss the climate crisis, and the work they're doing to make a difference. Topics will range from greening practices in the music industry to the benefits of a plant-based diet, and sustainable fashion.
Each day will feature unique programming including panel discussions, live performances, a documentary viewing, and opportunities for the public to take climate action.
The cross-campus event at one of the world’s most popular music, leisure and entertainment venue will kick off on Friday, June 10 with 'Overheated Live' - a panel event taking place in indigo at The O2, featuring introductions by Billie Eilish and Finneas and a special keynote speaker to be announced.
Pre-sale tickets are available for The O2, Priority and Live Nation customers, as well as fans who opted in when purchasing Happier Than Ever, The World Tour tickets for U.K. dates. Pre-sale opens Wednesday, May 4 at 9am GMT, with general sale opening on Friday, May 6 2022 at 9am GMT. Tickets will be priced at £40 for the first 'Overheated Live' panel session or £65 for both sessions. All profits will be donated to Support + Feed & REVERB. The panel event aims to offer up solutions, generate ideas and create conversation for change, whilst acknowledging that no one person is ever the “perfect activist”.
'Overheated' is the first-ever climate-focused cross-campus takeover of The O2, and offers the public not only the opportunity to experience 'Overheated Live' at indigo at The O2, but also special screenings of the new 'Overheated' documentary at Cineworld at The O2. The short documentary will dive into the concepts behind the 'Overheated' event and the climate issues it hopes to address, and will be available to watch at Cineworld at The O2 throughout the full six-day period, and online on WeTransfer’s digital arts platform WePresent to watch for free for those unable to attend the festival in London.
The brand-new documentary features members of the music community including Billie Eilish, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Finneas, girl in red, Yungblud and Emily Eavis as well as climate activists Tori Tsui and Support + Feed founder Maggie Baird. The documentary is directed by Yassa Khan and produced by Maggie Baird and the Sage Foundation, an NGO founded by humanitarian Naza Alakija and Mike Malak of the Soliman Foundation. Ticket information will be released shortly for the screenings at Cineworld at The O2.
The film will be accompanied by an 'Overheated Manifesto' in WePresent’s ongoing ‘A Manifesto By…’ series where creatives and activists from Willie Nelson, Ai Weiwei to Patrisse Cullors from Black Lives Matter write their ‘10 rules to live by’.
The final 'Overheated' panel event in the O2 Blueroom, will bring together environmental leaders within the music industry to share best practices, discuss future solutions, and explore efforts to engage the entire music community to take significant climate action. There will also be performances by Sigrid, Love Ssega and more to be announced. See full itinerary of events here.
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