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Beyonce to headline Women's Concert for Change

May 22, 2013 at 5:46 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- NBC says it will air "The Women's Concert for Change: Live from London," featuring performances by Beyonce, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez.

The lineup for the June 2 show will also include Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, John Legend and Timbaland.

Presenters will include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Blake Lively, Gloria Steinem, Jada Pinkett-Smith, James Franco, Madonna, Salma Hayek Pinault and Zoe Saldana.

Public service announcements featuring Franco, Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and other influential A-list celebrities will also be a part of the special.

NBC described the concert as "the centerpiece of Chime for Change, a new campaign to raise funds and awareness for female empowerment around the world, distributed to non-profit organizations focused in the key areas of education, healthcare and justice."

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