The lineup for this year’s Rainforest Fund benefit concert has been announced, and the list of artists set to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall is an impressive one.
The performers at the Revlon-sponsored concert include Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Katharine McPhee, Bryn Terfel, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill and a number of surprise guests.
The Rainforest Fund, founded by Sting and Trudie Styler in 1989, came to life because of a direct request from a Kayapo Indian leader in Brazil attempting to protect his land.
“Sting and I founded the Rainforest Fund after seeing with our own eyes the destruction of one of the world’s most precious resources,” Styler said. “We’re so thankful that artists like Elton John, James Taylor and the many others who are doing their part to support the Rainforest Fund in its quest to raise awareness of the global environmental crisis we’re facing. If we all take action, we can help save the planet and prevent further harm to the rainforests and indigenous people who live there.”
The Rainforest Fund benefit concert will be held on April 3, 2012.