2000 Rock for the Climate at Greenpeace East Asia 10th anniversary concert

Press release - 2007-08-21
A star-studded array of local artists from Hong Kong musical production house, People Mountain People Sea (PMPS), and a raucous Queen Elizabeth Stadium crowd of 2000, run through a musical journey with Greenpeace East Asia tonight. They also shared the organisation’s achievements over the past decade. The concert marked the finale of a season of “GoGreen” themed events to call for action in Hong Kong to address the biggest threat we face, global climate change.

PMPS Go Greenpeace Concert

PMPS Go Greenpeace Concert

A star-studded array of local artists from Hong Kong musical production house, People Mountain People Sea (PMPS), and a raucous Queen Elizabeth Stadium crowd of 2000, run through a musical journey with Greenpeace China.

Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, girl band at17 and other PMPS members, along with special guests including ex-Beyond member Wong Ka-keung, Kolor, Beijing rock band Catcher in the Rye and famous drama actor, Joey Leung Jao-yiu, performed 29 songs to express their feelings about climate change and to lead the crowd down the road of environmental protection.

The concert, produced by PMPS founder member Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, led the crowd on a musical journey through a decade of environmental and social change in Hong Kong and told the story of the growth of PMPS, Greenpeace and Hong Kong itself. The opening set created a hot atmosphere to rival our planet’s rising temperatures, with a medley of fast-beat, racy numbers. The stadium then fell into darkness to slower, colder rhythms and songs to cool down the crowd after a Hong Kong summer of record-breaking heat.

Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, girl band at17 and other PMPS members, along with special guests including ex-Beyond member Wong Ka-keung, Kolor and Beijing rock band Catcher in the Rye, performed more than 20 songs to express their feelings about climate change and to lead the crowd down the road of environmental protection. Animations depicting 10 of Greenpeace East Asia’s biggest achievements and Anthony Wong’s renewable energy trip to Germany were also screened to show that it’s not too late to save our environment. Famous drama actor, Joey Leung Jao-yiu, MCed the green musical journey, and Greenpeace East Asia Campaign and Communications Director, Lo Sze-ping, joined Leung to showcase Greenpeace’s values and how Greenpeace works.

“This concert not only helps to raise funds for our environmental campaigns in Hong Kong and the mainland, it also promotes Greenpeace’s vision for a sustainable future and engages more of the public to sign-up for positive change.” said Lo Sze-ping. Anthony Wong, producer of the show, said he believed that music is a good platform to deliver environmental messages and to raise public awareness about combating climate change.

Greenpeace believes that development should not come at the expense of the environment. For the last decade, Greenpeace has been committed to seeking and building a green growth pattern, together with the people of China and Hong Kong, to give us all a sustainable future.

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