The event, which takes place on September 25th, focuses on fighting climate change and famine. The global event takes place over just 24 hours. Throughout the performances, it calls on businesses and philanthropists to contribute resources so they can provide meals to over 40 million people on the brink of famine. They also hope to restore at least 1 billion trees to curb climate change by 2022.
Global Citizen Live is set to see performances from huge acts like Coldplay, BTS, The Weeknd, Metallica, H.E.R., Duran Duran, Green Day, Christine and the Queens, and more.
#GlobalCitizenLive, featuring @edsheeran, @lorde, @theweeknd, @BTS_TWT & more, is on Sept. 25! Live across 6 continents, this 24-hour, once-in-a-generation broadcast + livestream event will bring the world together to defend the planet & defeat poverty. https://t.co/iwdcJ0Jbaj pic.twitter.com/CXo3mXT58U
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) July 13, 2021
“It is very important to me to be a part of this historic event to spread awareness and encourage action toward helping the people of Ethiopia during this devastating humanitarian crisis they are faced with,” The Weeknd explains.
“It’ll be an honour to perform and help bring support to these citizens who are suffering so severely.”
The event airs on ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter, and more. The live performances will be broadcast from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Global Citizen Live will also feature a live event in New York City’s Central Park.
Check out the full list of performers below. More performers will be announced soon.
Global Citizen Live Performers:
Christine and the Queens
Hugh Jckman and Deborra-lee Furness
“COVID-19 has drastically reversed the progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals pushing upwards of 160 million people back into extreme poverty,” Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans adds. “There are now more than 40 million people on the brink of famine. Progress on climate change has halted, as the majority of the Fortune 500 fail to set science-based carbon reduction targets. We must rectify the damage done and hold world leaders and businesses accountable for ensuring that the entire world recovers from this pandemic together.”
“‘Equitable recovery’ is not an act of charity — it is the only way we can ensure a fighting chance at achieving a sustainable world free from extreme poverty.”