- 12 Oct 21
The UMA Entertainment Group event will take place on November 6th during the upcoming United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow.
Norwegian star Aurora and English duo Groove Armada are among the artists set to perform at a special climate and culture event during COP26 in Glasgow.
The upcoming United Nations climate change conference is set to take place between October 31 and November 12, with the goal to "bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change."
In the spirit of COP26's goal of global climate action, The UMA Entertainment Group will be hosting a not-for-profit event during the conference which will include panels, talks, and live music.
The event is part of Beyond The Green, a three-day COP26 fringe festival celebrating music and the arts, sustainability and plant-based solutions for a cleaner, greener, healthier planet.
Aurora and Groove Armada will be joined by Sam Fischer, BEMZ, Sarra Wild, and Darwin as the live music and after-show events exploring how music and arts can make a difference to the planet.
80% of profits from this event and all of the funds raised via public donations will be donated to Brian Eno's charity EarthPercent, making grants to the most effective organisations working on the climate crisis.
The other 20% will go back to the local community through various social impact charities in Glasgow.
“We’re excited to host this event during the historic COP26 environmental summit," stated Tara Borna, the global marketing director of UMA Entertainment Group.
"The reality is that climate change affects each and every one of us and incredible opportunities exist within the entertainment industry to help increase positive cultural impact.”
In an interview with Hot Press, Aurora spoke on her own connection to climate action, stating, "“I’ve always been an environmentalist – in an emotional way before, but now in a much more political way,”
“I don’t want to speak about the environmental crisis in an angry or condescending way. It’s not about figuring out what we have done wrong, but what we can do right. I want people to listen to a song and just be inspired – and then have that awakening on their own.”
Aurora and Cato will also speak during the event, which is set to feature the involvement of Kumi Naidoo (Africans Rising), Professor Carly McLachlan (Tyndall Centre), Daniela Tajada (Count Us In), Mindahi Bastida (Alliance of Guardians), Clover Hogan (youth activist), Will Hutton (Beggars Group), Teresa Moore (A Greener Festival), Ross Patel (Music Managers Forum), Sophia Mathur (youth activist) and Phoebe Inglis-Holmes (BBC Music).
The Special Culture and Climate Event takes place on Saturday, November 6 at St Luke's Church in Glasgow's East End.
Purchase tickets to The UMA Entertainment Group's COP26 music festival here.