The lineup for Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is getting better and better. It was announced Thursday that Susan Sarandon will host the February 5th event, and that Blondie and Bob Geldof have joined the lineup that already includes Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, and more. It was also announced that there will be an appearance from Yoko Ono, who has promised “some surprises,” and Peter Gabriel and Sting will be delivering pre-taped video messages about activism.
“More than 30 years ago, we loosened apartheid’s grip by taking to the stage for the first round of Amnesty International human rights concerts,” Sting says in a statement. “There’s still a lot of work to be done and Amnesty International is the right place to start.”
“Nowadays, with so much technology at our fingertips, we can break down prison walls with the click of a mouse if we work together,” Sarandon says. “The Bringing Human Rights Home concert will mark the beginning of a new movement and if you believe your rights are worth defending, I encourage you to be there.”