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Global Citizen Live: A 24-Hour Broadcast Event Uniting the World to Defend the Planet and Defeat Poverty

Global Citizen Live will feature events and performances filmed across six continents. Global Citizen Live and the overarching Recovery Plan for the World campaign are supported by a coalition of many of the world's leading corporations.

by Jaxx Artz

Global Citizen has just announced Global Citizen Live, an epic 24-hour global broadcast with events and performances filmed across six continents to unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty.

With performances and live events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, Global Citizen Live will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, and will air on ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter and more.

The once-in-a-generation 24-hour global broadcast will include simultaneous live music events featuring the world's greatest artists, activists, and world leaders at iconic locations across the globe. Cities include Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Sydney. And even more locations, as well as location-specific details, are yet to be announced.

Artists and entertainers participating in the global broadcast special include: Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Metallica, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, and Usher, with more to be announced in coming weeks.

“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,” said The Weeknd. “It’ll be an honor to perform and help bring support to these citizens who are suffering so severely.”

Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Minister of Nigeria, added: “As we humans spend billions of dollars in search of newer worlds in outer space, Global Citizen Live brings us back down to earth by reminding the global community that charity should begin at home and we must preserve our earth and be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. We owe it to ourselves and generations yet unborn. Space can wait!”

Global Citizen Live is part of Global Citizen’s overarching Recovery Plan for the World, a year-long campaign to help end COVID-19 by calling on governments, philanthropists, and the private sector for financial commitments to kickstart a global recovery.

The campaign is powered by Global Citizens around the world taking action together with governments, corporations, and philanthropists to enact change to defeat poverty and defend the planet before it’s too late.

 

Read the full announcement at globalcitizen.org.