Billie Eilish’s inaugural climate takeover event has begun at London’s O2 Arena, with Ellie Goulding due to deliver the keynote address.
The Grammy-winning singer’s mother, publicist Maggie Baird, debuted the panel event titled Overheated Live, which is being streamed on Eilish’s YouTube channel.
In the six-day event, activists, musicians and designers will discuss the climate crisis and reveal the work they are doing to make a difference.
Discussion topics are set to include greener practices in the music industry, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and sustainable fashion.
The panel event, hosted by BBC radio host Abby McCarthy, will feature discussions with Baird as well as climate activists including Jack Harries, Tori Tsui and Vanessa Nakate.
Over the course of six days, there will be live performances, a documentary screening, and opportunities for the public to take climate action.
A short documentary made for the event will hope to address the concepts behind overheat and the issues of climate.
The film will feature Eilish and her brother Phineas, as well as other members of the music community, including Norwegian singer-songwriter Girl Red, singer Yungblood, Glastonbury Festival co-organizer Emily Avis and fashion designer and environmental activist Dame Vivienne Westwood.
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It will be available to watch on O2 at Cineworld throughout the multi-day event, and will also be available online for free.
The O2 clothing swap will also host the Citizen-T Playground.
As part of Eilish’s residency, O2 Arena revealed on its website that, in collaboration with its catering partner, Levi’s, it will be “100% vegetarian” on meals.
Eilish, who has been vocal about being vegan throughout her career, titled the event after her song Overheated from her 2021 album Happier Than Ever.
The event coincides with the dates of their album tour at the London venue, with the first three shows taking place from 10 to 12 June.
— Overheat is presented in collaboration with Eilish, plant-based food organization Support + Feed, and environmental non-profit organization Reverb.