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World's Highest Rock Concert Planned for Mt. Everest


A group of musicians is planning to hold the world's highest rock concert at the foot of Mount Everest in Nepal this month.

Organizers announced Wednesday that nearly 40 musicians, including cancer survivors, will perform above an Everest base camp at Kalapathar (5,500 meters up) on or around October 22. Proceeds from the concert will go towards buying medical equipment for a cancer hospital located near Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

The musicians from the United States, Canada, Britain, France and Australia will attempt to break a record for the world's highest concert. Performers include members of the bands The Alarm, Stray Cats, The Fixx, and the Squeeze.

The concert is being organized by the U.S.-based charity, Love Hope Strength Foundation.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.