Global Citizen Live is coming to Sydney, featuring incredible Australian artist Delta Goodrem and filmed from the iconic Sydney Opera House, with broadcaster Channel 9 signing on to showcase the 24-hour broadcast event taking place across seven continents.

Dozens of celebrities, activists, corporate leaders, philanthropists and world leaders will unite at Global Citizen Live to defend the planet and defeat poverty. The once-in-generation event 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 to make generous commitments and kickstart an equitable global recovery. 

The show will be live for Australians on Channel 9's free streaming platform 9Now, Global Citizen’s YouTube channel and Twitter on Sept. 26. 

Goodrem, a long-time Global Citizen Australia supporter, first joined Global Citizen in 2020, lending her voice to the One World: Together At Home campaign by performing her iconic song "Together We Are One." Goodrem also gifted one lucky action taker a meet-and-greet, virtual duet and merch package through Global Citizen’s Rewards program in support of the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert. 

And on International Women’s Day this year, Goodrem provided an exclusive video message, urging Global Citizens to take action. 

"I am honoured to be joining Global Citizen and to perform as part of Global Citizen Live along with a historic lineup of artists, activists and world leaders coming together to inspire hope and to create change,” Goodrem said.

The event in Sydney will add to moments and performances from Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles and more. 

Artists and entertainers donating their time and talent to support the campaign include: 

  • New York City: 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. 
  • Lagos: Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Made Kuti.
  • Paris: Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, Black Eyed Peas, Stormzy, and Christine and the Queens, with special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo, Charlie Puth, and Fatma Said. 
  • Rio de Janeiro: Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo and Liniker, with special guests Tropkillaz and Mosquito, in partnership with Rock in Rio.

Other Global Citizen Live artists include BTS, The Weeknd, Usher, Andrea Bocelli, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lorde, Metallica, Rag'n'Bone Man, Ricky Martin and The Lumineers.

The Australia Global Citizen Live event will feature specific requests from business and government leaders, including that they: 

  • Stand with their neighbours in the Pacific Islands by committing to reduce domestic emissions by 74% by 2030 and to achieve net-zero by 2050. A clear, time-bound plan is expected ahead of the major climate conference COP26 in November. 
  • Sign on to the Race to Zero campaign and make new science-based targets in line with the Paris agreement to avoid a greater-than 1.5 degree temperature rise.
  • Donate further funding and vaccines via COVAX to ensure equitable access to the COVID 19 vaccine in the region. 

More broadly, the Global Citizen Live campaign will call on world leaders, major corporations and foundations to:

  • Help end the pandemic by donating at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to those most in need by September.
  • Revert the hunger crisis by contributing at least US$6 billion to famine relief efforts.
  • Help get 4.5 million kids most in need back to learning by contributing $400 million towards education.
  • Combat climate change by getting the world’s largest companies to join the Race to Zero this year. Global Citizen will call on private sector leaders to commit to developing verified science-based targets to reach net-zero emissions by 2030, in line with the Paris agreement, and curb climate change through the Trillion Trees Initiative.
  • Drive an equitable recovery for all through mobilising $250 million to support COVID-19 response efforts, focused on people-centered justice, gender equality, racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, and people living with disabilities. 

The campaign is supported by over 30 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 Fiji Frank Bainimarama, Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, UK COP President Designate Alok Sharma, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and the 8th Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

Governments also supporting Global Citizen's year-long Recovery Plan for the World campaign are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

There are multiple ways for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Global Citizens to get involved with and support Global Citizen Live. Take action with Delta Goodrem here, and we have loads of actions on our app and website that you can take right now. You can head here to find out all you need to know about taking action with Global Citizen, and how your actions can help shape a more just world for all.

With every action you take, you’ll earn points that you can redeem for Rewards, like free tickets to experience the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb with an Indigneous guide, a private cabin ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Frank Green reusable products, and tickets to RuPaul’s Drag Race live.

If you haven’t already, you can download the Global Citizen app or visit our website and register to be a Global Citizen.

Make sure to follow Global Citizen Australia on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news.

You can join the Global Citizen Live campaign to defeat poverty and defend the planet 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.

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By Madeleine Keck