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18/02/2015 12:20 GMT | Updated 18/02/2015 12:59 GMT

We Day UK 2015: Years & Years To Perform, While Martin Sheen And Richard Branson Among Speakers

Fresh from topping the BBC’s ‘Sound Of 2015’ prize, Years & Years will be taking to the stage at this year’s We Day UK celebrations, along with Conor Maynard and Shawn Mendes.

After the success of last year’s event, 12,000 students and teachers will be attending this year’s We Day, held at Wembley’s SSE Arena on 5 March, to celebrate the action that the young people in attendance have taken towards tackling global issues.

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Years & Years

We Day co-founder Craig Kielburger has expressed his excitement for this year’s celebrations, saying: “Today’s generation of young people – the Me to We generation – have the power to create and lead real systemic change through We Day, the UK’s national celebration of active citizenship.

“Over 200,000 students across the UK and North America from 5,000 schools, earn their tickets to We Day by committing to take action on local and global causes they care about. They are truly moving the needle on some of today’s most important issues.”

Among the guest speakers who will be taking to the Wembley stage next month are Sir Richard Branson, Kweku Mandela and award-winning actor Martin Sheen.

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Martin Sheen

Martin, who has given an inspiring speech at We Day in the past, says: “I see the same passion I have for activism in the tens of thousands of youth in the crowd.

“This generation’s conviction to speak out about issues that they are passionate about will create a chain reaction, generating positive change around the world.”

Other acts who will be performing include ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ stars Bars and Melody, while Laura Whitmore, Yasmin Evans, Becca Dudley and Bluey Robinson will take on presenting duties.

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