Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign

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Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign (Chinese: 演藝界512關愛行動) was a major fund raising campaign held in Hong Kong for the victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The concert was held on June 1, 2008, and began at 2:28pm, the time the earthquake had struck Sichuan on May 12.[1][2] The show was 7 to 8-hours long, featuring more than 200 stars from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China.[1] The theme song is lyrics rewriting of 海闊天空 sang by Beyond (band).[3]

Preparation[edit]

On May 22, 2008, members of the fund raising campaign got together. They were led by Andy Lau, and waited in a moment of silence.[4] Donations were accepted from June 1 to June 7. A number of major banks have been involved with the donations including Bank of China (Hong Kong), Bank of Communications and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.[5]

Broadcast and locale[edit]

The event took place at Pop TV Arena (西九龍中天地) at West Kowloon.[1] The show is broadcast on Hong Kong's TVB, ATV and CableTV.[6] Some channels such as Phoenix TV also broadcast it in parts.

Participants[edit]

The following is a list of participants at the concert. The collection of celebrities include singers, actors, actresses, directors, producers and a wide variety of performers.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c SCMP. "SCMP." Hong Kongers missing in quake zones found. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ Sohu.com. "Sohu.com." 6月1日14时半直播《演艺界512关爱行动》大汇演. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  3. ^ 足本版承諾MV : 演藝人協會四川大地震賑災主題曲
  4. ^ Sina. "Sina." Artistes 512 preparation pictures. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  5. ^ Artistes 512. "Artiste512." Ways to donate. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  6. ^ MTVChina. "MTVChina." 演艺界512 关爱行动 首批演艺人走访四川. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  7. ^ Apple Daily, June 4, 2008, Section C16,「演藝界512關愛行動」大匯演鳴謝啟示

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