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(DEC. 31) WENN - FOURTH - HOLLYWOOD, SHOWBIZ & PEOPLE NEWS - feature U2, STING, BON JOVI, SINEAD O'CONNOR and CELINE DION among others.
They're among the 50 performers already keen to take part in a 24-hour event on the eve of the new century - which will be beamed around the world via the Internet.
More than 80 national and international TV broadcasters have already pledged to broadcast parts of the show live themselves.
The event has quietly been put together during the past year by American Live Aid producer HAL UPLINGER and London based Japanese entrepreneur HIROSHI KATO.
WARCHILD, the British charity which aids children around the world, maimed and orphaned by the ravages of war, are one of the most important sponsors.
According to Kato, the round-the-world concert will feature QUINCY JONES producing and performing from the Antarctic, EURYTHMIC DAVE STEWART producing a global choir of 200 children.