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Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler are adding to the star wattage at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

The actors will be the hosts of the 19th annual event, to be held Dec. 11 in Oslo, Norway. Jennifer Hudson and Seal are among the performers.

The European Union captured the prize this year.

Parker says she is honored to "promote the power of peace around the world. Butler said the European Union has shown "the world what is possible when forces unite in peace" and called the concert a "remarkable celebration of humanity."

"I’m deeply honored to have been asked to be a part of such a remarkable celebration of humanity," said Gerard Butler. "The European Union has shown the world what is possible when forces unite in peace. It’s a joy to stand alongside these magnificent artists and celebrate the EU and its contribution to world peace."

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Updated info regarding Tickets for this event from the Nobel Peace Prize Concert newsletter:

We very excited to present an amazing lineup of Artists at the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert, to be held in just four days on 11 December 2012. If you haven't gotten tickets yet, they are still available at from Billettservice and the Oslo Spektrum Box office starting at NOK 600:- .

If you are unable to attend in person, check your local TV listings for broadcast times and visit the Nobel Peace Prize Concert website for details as they are posted following the Concert. We’ll also post video clips from the Concert so you can experience the performances anytime you wish.

Feel free to add your comments on our Facebook Page and connect with us on Twitter@Nobel_Concert

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Not about the Concert, but if you're interested:

Live: watch the Nobel Peace Prize events in Oslo and Strasbourg

All eyes will be on Oslo this Monday, where the presidents of the Parliament, the Commission and the European Council as well as the four winners of the Peace, Europe, Future contest will receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU's citizens. The ceremony in Oslo City Hall will be held from 13.00 to 15.00 CET. The EP also organises a special event in Strasbourg on 12 December to symbolically hand over the prize to citizens. Follow it live on our website.

Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, will on Monday receive the Nobel Peace Prize together with José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, on behalf of the EU in Oslo. The three presidents will hold a press conference at 13.00 CET on Sunday 9 December with representatives of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

The official EU delegation that collects the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday includes four young European citizens - Ana from Spain,Elena from Italy, Ilona from Poland and Larkin from Malta - who won a drawing and writing contest organised by the EU institutions together with the European Youth Forum. They were asked to answer the question: what does peace in Europe mean to you?

On Tuesday, actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler will host the Nobel Peace prize concert in the Oslo Spektrum arena to honour the EU.

The European Parliament will recognise all EU citizens as laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize during a special Nobel Prize event in Strasbourg on December 12. During the ceremony in the hemicycle from 9:00 to 9:20 CET, EP president Schulz and Commission president Barroso will address the plenary and the 20 European citizens invited to the event.

Follow the official ceremony on 10 December from 13.00 to 15.00 CET and the event in Strasbourg on December 12 from 09.00 CET live on our website by clicking on the links

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