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Global Citizen Live attempts to save the world with 24-hour broadcast

Supporting their COVID-19 Recovery Plan for the World.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Aug 7, 2021

Global Citizen is an organization working towards ending severe poverty by 2030. Since 2012, when it launched the Global Citizen Festival, the organization has been bringing some of music’s biggest icons and superstars together to perform for charitable causes. In keeping with tradition, Global Citizen presents Global Citizen Live.


The “once-in-a-generation” concert of epic proportions will go down on September 25. Global Citizen Live will feature world renown artists and activists performing and making appearances on stages located in major cities across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.


The likes of The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, Doja Cat, Usher, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lorde, Metallica, Ricky Martin and many others have so far been announced as performers for the 24-hour live broadcast.


“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 “Blinding Lights” singer. “It’ll be an honor to perform and help bring support to these citizens who are suffering so severely.”


Global Citizen Live will support Global Citizen’s COVID-19 recovery campaign, Recovery Plan for the World. Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan looks to governments, philanthropists and corporations to help deliver at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for those most in need; $6 billion for famine relief efforts; $400M for education; climate change and $250M to support gender equality, racial equity, LGBTIQ+ rights and disabled persons.


ABC, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter, and a few more networks and platforms will air the global event that has already garnered support from major corporations such as Live Nation, The Coca-Cola Company, Google and Delta Air Lines.


Cities such as Lagos in Nigeria, Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London and Sydney, Australia will host the Global Citizen Live live shows. “There’s going to be live audiences all around the world,” revealed Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen.


More information such as how to purchase Global Citizen Live tickets will be unveiled soon. In the meantime, learn more about the 24-hour live broadcast by visiting here. And don’t forget to check out the forthcoming Global Citizen’s event when it airs September 25.


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