Global Citizen Live is welcoming some of the world’s biggest artists to take the stage and help Global Citizens everywhere demand that governments, major corporations, and philanthropists work together to defend the planet and defeat poverty.
Now, we’re excited to announce the lineups for Global Citizen events in Lagos, Nigeria; Paris, France; and in New York City, which is presented by Citi and Cisco, on Sept. 25.
And starting today, Global Citizens have the opportunity to earn tickets to the Paris and New York City festivals by taking action at GlobalCitizenLive.org.
Taking place across seven continents, Global Citizen Live is a 24-hour broadcast and livestream with events and performances that will encourage world leaders to take action on the most urgent, interrelated threats hitting those in poverty the hardest — climate change, vaccine equity, and famine.
This once-in-a-generation, worldwide event will air on Saturday, Sept. 25, on ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, TIME, Twitter, and more.
Artists donating their time and talent — live or filmed in advance — include Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Alok, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, Black Eyed Peas, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Christine and the Queens, Criolo, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper, Davido, Deborra-Lee Furness, Delta Goodrem, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Fatma Said, Femi Kuti, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Batiste, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Liniker, Lizzo, Lorde, Made Kuti, Mart’nália, Meek Mill, Metallica, Mosquito, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, Stormzy, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, Tropkillaz, Usher, and more.
“Over the last year and a half, we’ve seen music bring communities together and inspire action during one of the most challenging times of our generation,” said Katie Hill, senior vice president and head of music, entertainment, and artist relations at Global Citizen. “We’re excited to join these incredible artists to unite people across the globe on Sept. 25 as we hold world leaders and business leaders accountable to rectify the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we carefully resume Global Citizen’s live events, we couldn’t be more grateful to each of these artists for donating their time and performances to make an impact through this urgent campaign.”
All Global Citizen Live events comply with the latest COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, and you can read more about how we’re keeping attendees safe here. Here’s what you need to know about the Global Citizen Live events in Lagos, Paris, and New York City.
Artists performing in Lagos include Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Made Kuti.
To comply with the latest COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the Lagos event will be limited in capacity and celebrate the Nigerians working on the front lines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be filmed prior to Sept. 25 with a fully vaccinated audience.
Learn more about the event in Lagos here.
At Global Citizen Live in Paris, on the Champ de Mars, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, Black Eyed Peas, Stormzy, and Christine and the Queens will perform, with special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo, Charlie Puth, and Fatma Said.
New York City
Global Citizen Live’s lineup in New York City includes Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, and Shawn Mendes, with special guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and Lang Lang.
Additional locations and performances for Global Citizen Live will be announced later this month!
Coinciding with the UN General Assembly in September, before the G20 meeting in October and the major climate conference COP26 meeting in November, Global Citizen Live will call on world leaders, major corporations, and foundations to prioritize:
- Donating at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to those most in need by September. While about 50% of the US and European Union are fully vaccinated and oversupplied with doses, less than 2% of Africa is protected while the continent is experiencing a devastating third wave with deaths reaching record peaks.
- Reverting the hunger crisis affecting 41 million people on the brink of famine by urgently contributing enough meals to feed everyone for the next year.
- Combating catastrophic climate change by securing commitments from the world’s largest companies to develop verified, science-based targets to reach net-zero emissions, and pledge to conserve, restore, and grow at least 1 billion additional trees by 2022 through the Trillion Trees movement.
“As wealthy countries are well on their way to reopening and returning to normal life, we now face a two-track pandemic of haves and have-nots,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Over 75% of the more than 4 billion doses administered to date have occurred in just 10 countries while only 1% of people in low-income countries have received a dose. We cannot disregard this gross inequity or become complacent.
“This remains a global crisis, with emerging variants emanating from undervaccinated parts of the world continuing to threaten everyone's lives and livelihoods,” he continued. “It will only end with global equitable access to vaccines and other life-saving medical supplies. That's why I am pleased to support Global Citizen Live and join Global Citizen in their calls to public and private leaders to share the doses, financing, knowledge, technology, and political solidarity needed to end this pandemic.”
Global Citizen Live is supported by a corporate coalition, including Global Partners Accenture, Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Salesforce, Verizon, and campaign partners WW International and World Wide Technology, who will engage support from the private sector in driving new commitments toward the Recovery Plan for the World policy objectives. Access Bank is a Global Citizen Live campaign partner in Nigeria.
Campaign co-chairs include Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco; Jane Fraser, CEO of Citi; James Quincey, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Lorraine Twohill, CMO of Google; Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation; Marc Pritchard, CBO of P&G; Marc Benioff, Chair and CEO of Salesforce; Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon; and Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW International.
Executive producers of the Global Citizen Live campaign include Michele Anthony for UMG, Francine Katsoudas, Tina Kennedy, Eric Ortner, Guy Oseary, Michael Rapino for Live Nation, Brian Sheth, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, and Chris Stadler. The program will be executive produced by Jane Y. Mun, with producing partners Deviants Media, Diversified Production Services, Done and Dusted Productions, Ken Ehrlich Productions, Live Nation, Livewire Pictures, TMPL Motion Pictures, and U-Live (a UMG Nigeria company).
A number of organizations are working with Global Citizen to advocate for impact, including 1T.org; American Forests; The Asia Society; Ban Ki-moon Center; Climate Neutral; Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation; Conservation International; COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator; Education Cannot Wait; GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; Global Solidarity Fund; Green Climate Fund; Global Polio Eradication Initiative; Global Financing Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents; International Fund for Agricultural Development; International Rescue Committee; LISC; Namati; Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund; One Acre Fund; Outright Action International; Paris Peace Forum; The Pathfinders; Re:Wild; Rotary International; Seadream Family Foundation; Sheth Sangreal Foundation; Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO); Slum2School Africa; South African Education Project; The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics; The Global Fund (to Fight TB, AIDS, and Malaria); UNICEF; UNICEF Australia; UNITAID; UNFPA; Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF); World Food Programme; World Health Organization; and the World Health Organization Foundation.
The Global Citizen Live campaign is also supported by more than 35 governments and world leaders, including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Chair Mario Draghi, President of France Emmanuel Macron, President of Chile Sebastián Piñera, President of Argentina Alberto Fernández, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Naledi Pandor, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; as well as United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, WHO Executive Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UK COP President Designate Alok Sharma, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Executive Director of Global Fund Peter Sands, Head of Secretariat for the Global Financing Facility Monique Vledder, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Gilbert F. Houngbo, Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley, Director of Education Cannot Wait Yasmine Sherif, CEO of Conservation International M. Sanjayan, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and United Nations SDG Advocate Eddie Ndopu.
Barbados, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis are also supporting the campaign.
Global Citizen Live has also received in-kind support from leading media companies, including BellaNaija, Branded Cities, Brut Media, Captivate, Clear Channel Outdoor, Curb Media, Forbes, GSTV, iHeartRadio, Interstate Outdoor, JCDecaux Nigeria, Nigeria Info, Outfront Media, Six Flags Theme Parks, The New York Times, Vanguard Media, Wazobia FM, and Wazobia Max TV.
To stay on top of the latest information about Global Citizen Live, make sure you visit www.globalcitizen.org, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.
You can join the Global Citizen Live campaign to defend the planet and defeat poverty by taking action here, and become part of a movement powered by citizens around the world who are taking action together with governments, corporations, and philanthropists to make change.