News Conference to Announce Landmark Concert and Fundraiser for July 4 in Philadelphia

Request for Coverage: Live Statement From Elton John

The city that gave the world Live Aid is about to step into the spotlight again, with an announcement tomorrow of an unprecedented, star-studded concert and fundraising event to mark the nation’s birthday this coming July 4.

The news conference will be held on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 at 5:00 PM SHARP in the Mayor’s Reception Room in Philadelphia’s City Hall, Room 202.

World-renowned entertainer Sir Elton John will be making a live appearance by satellite from Caesars Palace Las Vegas, which will be available to all media, courtesy of WPVI-TV 6ABC.

Downlink time: 5:12 – 5:18 pm EST
Satellite coordinates are:
AMC 3 / K18 Ch 808
9 MHz Bandwidth
1700 – 1730 X15 ET
Data 9147924
Symbol 6.617647
FEC 3/4

For Philadelphia market media, Satellite Feed may be broadcast at 5:30 pm EST.

In an extraordinary collaboration, Mayor John F. Street, together with Mark Segal, President of the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund, have joined forces to produce a landmark event with a groundbreaking goal, headlined by one of the world’s greatest stars and humanitarians in the nation’s birthplace on July 4, 2005.

Coverage is invited. Individual interviews may be arranged following the news conference. Footage will be made available.

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