agit8 Jamie Cullum helps kick start the 2013 Campaign Against Poverty

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Popstar Paloma Faith sing outside the Tate Modern Art Gallery to mark the start of agit8, a campaign against poverty in the build-up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June 2013.

Among other performers at the Tate were Jamie Cullum, Biffy Clyro and Tom Odell.

The singers joins Sting, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons in supporting the project, backed by U2 front man Bono’s ONE Campaign.

The Tate gig came just hours after 57 protesters were arrested for demonstrating against the G8 on London’s streets.


ONE is giving performers the opportunity to “get on their soapbox” to capture the spirit of the protest song.   From high profile musicians to street buskers they will be amplifying the voices of those who spoke up for social change throughout history.

And just as protest songs in the past have spread, we will also broadcast these performances around the world to inspire today’s generation to take action.   About ONE   Co-founded by Bono, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eradicated by 2030.   We’re not asking for your money. We’re asking for your voice.

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From civil rights and women’s suffrage to anti-apartheid and Live 8, protest songs have helped shape history. When people come together and raise their voices, extraordinary things can happen.   This summer, we have a chance to do something extraordinary once more. We can end extreme poverty by 2030. But it won’t happen on its own and we need millions more voices to urge those in power to finish the job.   You could make all the difference.

The first immediate step towards this goal is ensuring the right decisions are made when some of the world’s most powerful leaders meet at the G8 Summit in the UK in June.

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