Alanis Morissette, Cranberries Tapped For Nobel Concert

Alanis Morissette, the Cranberries and Norwegian natives A-ha are among the artists set to perform at a special concert for the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner on December 11 in Oslo, Norway.

The Nobel Committee will announce the recipient of this year’s peace prize on October 16, after which it hopes to announce additional performers, according to Reuters. The formal presentation of the award will come at a ceremony in Oslo on December 10.

The scheduled concert will mark the third straight year that contemporary musicians and rock music will be included as part of the events celebrating the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. Jewel, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Sinead O’Connor, Emmylou Harris and Harry Connick Jr. performed at last year’s show honoring American anti-landmine activist Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

In 1996 Joan Osborne and Angelique Kidjo were on-hand to sing for Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and Jose Ramos-Horta, who shared the peace
prize for working to settle the conflict in Indonesian-occupied East Timor.