Friday, June 10, 2022 12:00am ET by Pressparty
Billie Eilish Kicks Off Climate-Crisis Event in London
Today (June 10), Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas are set to host 'Overheated', a multi-day climate crisis event held in the U.K. at one of the world's most popular music, leisure and entertainment venues, The O2. The global superstar announced the event in London earlier this year on May 3.
The cross-campus event is in collaboration with Support + Feed and REVERB, and will run across six days - 10, 11, 12, 16, 25 and June 26. '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.
All profits are set to 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 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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