Translation: llwy12@ http://asianfanatics.net
Close to 300 artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China will be attending the Qinghai Earthquake Artistes Fundraising Event at the HK Coliseum tonight. The list of artists performing tonight includes the recently divorced Charlene Choi and Ronald Cheng – this will be their first appearance on the same stage since their press conference weeks ago. As for the Four Kings, only Leon Lai, Andy Lau, and Jacky Cheung will be in attendance, as Aaron Kwok is currently in Beijing filming and cannot make it back on time. Other artists scheduled to be in attendance include Gillian Chung, Nicholas Tse, Sammi Cheng, Hacken Lee, Eason Chan, Kelly Chen, Gigi Leung, Vivian Chow, Joey Yung, etc. as well as Jackie Chan, who especially changed his schedule in order to attend the event.
As for China and Taiwan, artists Li Yu Chun, Da S, Xiao S, Ariel Lin, Harlem Yu, etc. will be making a special trip to Hong Kong to participate in the event.
In addition, the organizers of the event have asked the audiences who will be attending at the HK Coliseum not to display any name plates of their favorite artists out of respect for the quake victims.
The 5 hour marathon-type event will be held from 6pm to 11pm HK time and the entrance fee will be HKD$100 per person for audiences attending. The hosts of the event will be Dodo Cheng, Eric Tsang, Sally Wu (entertainment news personality), as well as Lawrence Cheng – at the start of the event, they will lead all the artists in singing the themesong for the event, <
All of Hong Kong’s major media outlets will be broadcasting the event live and major TV stations such as TVB and ATV have committed to broadcasting the event live without any commercials or editing. When asked about the financial effects of not airing commercials, both TVB and ATV indicated that the loss is in the 6 and 7-figures, but their sponsors have been supportive due to the nature of the event.