Why Global Citizens Should Care
Global Citizen launched VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, part of the Recovery Plan for the World campaign, in an effort to acknowledge the hope COVID-19 vaccines are bringing to people across the globe. At the same time, the concert will call on the world to work together to inspire vaccine confidence and ensure vaccines are distributed equitably. Join Global Citizen and take action here for an end to the pandemic for everyone, everywhere.

This Sunday, May 9, Global Citizen is taking over your screens.

Just like our huge broadcast campaigns in 2020, One World: Together At Homeand Global Goal: Unite For Our Future, this year, we’re presenting the globally televised VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World

The vaccination campaign will celebrate health workers while calling for world leaders, businesses and philanthropists to increase investment into health initiatives working around the clock to get COVID-19 vaccines to everyone in a safe, effective and equitable way. 

The concert — hosted by multi-platinum recording artist, actress and producer Selena Gomez — will feature musical performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. Special guests also making an appearance include Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn.

Among these incredible stars will be Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will act as campaign chairs — a role that will see them deliver important messages during the event and call on the private sector to raise critical funds for vaccine equity. 

Below, we’ve laid out exactly how you can watch from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. For more global tune in information, head here.

New Zealand and the Pacific 

Wherever it is you live in the region, you can tune in to the concert from Global Citizen’s YouTube channel. 

The YouTube show will be available from May 9, and will feature exclusive YouTube only content, including appearances by outstanding K-pop group NCT 127, Irish pop-rockers Picture This and YouTube creators Daniel El Travieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba and The Try Guys. 

Papua New Guinea: Tune in from 10.00 a.m.

Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu: Tune in from 11.00 a.m.

New Zealand, Fiji, Tuvalu: Tune in from 12.00 p.m.


Australians across the country can turn their televisions on at 12.30 p.m. and flick over to Network 10, or 10 Play, to catch the show. 

If you’ve got big Mother’s Day plans during the day, stress not. The show will also be streaming from Global Citizen’s YouTube channel from 10.00 a.m. AEST, 8.00 a.m. AWST or 9.30 a.m. ACST, and will be available on demand, so you can watch when it suits you. 

To stay up to date on all the best moments, and join in on the fun live, make sure to keep an eye on Global Citizen Australia’s Twitter and Facebook accounts on Sunday. We’ll be posting highlights, commentary and clips of all the musical performances.

As part of Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan for the World campaign, VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World will bring together artists, entertainers, world leaders and more to ensure equitable vaccine distribution around the world, tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and celebrate a hopeful future.

Find out more about how to tune in here, and join us in taking action to end the pandemic and ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to COVID-19 vaccines. Then, head to our multimedia hub VAX BECAUSE to join candid conversations about the pandemic and find answers to your biggest questions about the vaccines.

Want to take home part of the show? Check out our VAX LIVE merch at the Global Citizen official store.


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How to Watch 'VAX LIVE' From Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific This Sunday

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