At the Global Citizen Festival Hamburg at the Barclaycard Arena, 11,000 Global Citizens filled the auditorium with electric vibes on the eve of the G20 Summit.
Shakira and Coldplayperformed unforgettable duets, Pharrell Williams spoke out to the audience about ending extreme poverty. World leaders like Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made commitments on women’s health, education, and polio.
The stage and the audience were both filled with activists who were there to highlight the issues that matter and make sure the voices of the vulnerable during the G20 July 7-8.
“I don’t want you think of yourselves as leaders of tomorrow,” Trudeau said. “I need you to be leaders today.”
And the stunning photographs from the evening revealed the power that global citizens had during the night.
Here are 18 best photographs from Global Citizen Festival Hamburg.
Coldplay and Shakira kick off Global Citizen Festival Hamburg with some stunning duets.
Shakira performs "Chantaje" with Chris Martin and Coldplay.
David Beasley Executive Director of the World Food Programme shows off his Global Citizen gear.
Demi Lovato, Nadia Murad, and Muzoon speak out for mental wellbeing, education, and justice for refugees.
Global Citizen Festival Hamburg host Barbara Schöneberger takes a minute to join the audience as Herbert Grönemeyer performs.
Herbert Grönemeyer closes out the night.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization speaks on behalf of the 400 million who don't have health coverage.
Ellie Goulding performs on stage during the Global Citizen Festival Hamburg.
Andreas Bourani rocks the stage starting with, "Auf Uns."
Wongani, 14, an aspiring businessman and education activist from Malawi speaks with former Australian Prime Minister and Global Partnership for Education chair Julia Gillard.
Chris Martin performs as confetti rains down at Barclaycard arena.
Pharrell Williams delivered a powerful message to the crowd after performing "Lose Yourself to Dance."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the stage twice, once to introduce Coldplay and Shakira and again to announce Canada's commitment of $100 million toward ending polio.
Fun fact: Global Citizen Festival Hamburg took place on International Kissing Day.
"I've got a feeling that we're actually gonna pull this off," Pharrell Williams said onstage.