Pearl Jam’s camp confirms that the group will join Blues Traveler, Wyclef Jean, German techno pioneers Kraftwerk and others at this year’s Tibetan Freedom Concert.
The bands will join previously announced performers Beck, the Beastie Boys, Radiohead and R.E.M. on the line-up for this year’s show, slated for Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium on June 13 and 14.
Beastie Boy and Tibet show driving force Adam Yauch and Sean Lennon (who will also play the concert this year) took to MTV Live on Wednesday to announce details of the third annual event.
Following the two-day concert, activists are planning a National Day of Action for Tibet on June 15, when supporters of Tibet’s struggle will rally on the Capitol lawn. In addition to speakers from the Tibetan community and former political prisoners, organizers also expect performances from surprise musical guests.
Here’s a list of the artists who will appear at this year’s Tibetan Freedom Concert to support the cause:
- Pearl Jam
- A Tribe Called Quest
- Beastie Boys
- Tracy Chapman
- Wyclef Jean
- Sean Lennon
- Sonic Youth