This September, Global Citizens everywhere will have the opportunity to see their favorite artists perform while also taking action to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. And the best part is, you can participate in person at special locations around the world or from the comfort of your own home.
It’s all part of Global Citizen Live, a once-in-a-generation 24-hour broadcast that will take place across seven continents through a series of live and prerecorded events. We’re calling on governments, corporations, and philanthropists to take action to defend the planet and defeat poverty by prioritizing climate change, vaccine equity, and famine.
But in order to have the biggest impact, we need Global Citizens from all around the world to raise their voices in support of the campaign. So whether you’re rocking out to Lorde in Los Angeles or dancing with Doja Cat in Paris, Global Citizen Live will help you take action to make change wherever you are.
Want to find out where the nearest Global Citizen Live event is to you, or which spectacular locations you should look out for in the global broadcast? We’ve rounded up a list of all the historic locations around the world hosting performances to merge past and present so that we can all achieve a better future together.
1. Champ de Mars (Paris, France)
Global Citizen Live in Paris will feature amazing performances from 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, all broadcast from the majestic Champ de Mars.
Stretching from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars is a public greenspace that is as part of the history of Paris as the tower itself. It was named after the Roman god of war Mars because the grounds were originally used by students attending the military school. Over the years, the Champ de Mars has hosted several historic occasions.
In 1783, Jacques Charles, Anne-Jean Robert, and Marie-Noel Robert launched the world’s first hydrogen-filled balloon from the grounds. During the French Revolution, the Champ de Mars became the site of the first-ever Bastille Day celebration in 1790, which is now celebrated every July 14 in France.
Today, the Champ de Mars is a beautiful green lawn where people from around the world can rest and take in the glory of one of France’s historic monuments. And this September, it will also be remembered as one of the many iconic sites hosting Global Citizen Live.
To earn a spot on the Champ de Mars, learn about how you can take action to win free tickets to Global Citizen Live in Paris here.
2. Great Lawn (New York City, US)
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. These artists will take the stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn.
One of the most well-known lawns in the world, the Great Lawn is a sprawling, 55-acre greenspace that hosts everything from sports games to live performances — especially concerts. Ever since 2012, the Great Lawn has been the site of Global Citizen’s annual festivals, and this September will mark our great return to Central Park for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To see your favorite musicians perform live on the Great Lawn this September, check out our guide here on how you can earn free tickets by taking action, and read up on how we’re keeping attendees safe during the pandemic here.
3. Teatro del Silenzio (Lajatico, Italy)
Global Citizen is pleased to announce that Andrea Bocelli will be performing for Global Citizen Live from the famed Teatro del Silenzio, located in his hometown of Lajatico in Italy.
The Teatro del Silenzio is an open air amphitheater surrounded by the rolling hills of Tuscany, merging the musicality of Bocelli with the harmonious ebb and flow of nature. Built at the request of Bocelli in 2006, the theater hosts just one show each July before going silent for the rest of the year.
During this annual show, Bocelli orchestrates a performance in front of thousands of people, inviting musical guests from around the world to join him onstage. The result is a special, multinational event in which various art disciplines are on display.
This year, Bocelli is inviting Global Citizens everywhere to watch his performance at the Teatro del Silenzio as part of a special pre-recording for Global Citizen Live.
4. Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)
The Sydney Opera House is a hallmark of 20th century construction that blends sculpture with practicality, drawing millions of visitors to its front steps every year.
Its design is the result of an international competition that welcomed over 200 entries from 28 countries. A Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, was selected as the winner because of his vision of the Opera House as not only a performance venue but a cultural phenomenon, in which the building itself is just as beautiful as the art performed within its walls.
After 14 years of construction and $102 million later, the Government of New South Wales unveiled the Sydney Opera House in 1973. In 2007, the building became a UNESCO World Heritage Site to recognize its architectural significance.
It hosts over a thousand performances every year and welcomes tourists from around the world to marvel at its location on the Sydney harbour. This year, the Sydney theatre will host performances as part of Global Citizen Live’s broadcast on Sept. 25.
5. Pão de Açúcar (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
In Rio, the iconic Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) is named for its shape, which resembles the form refined sugar was sold in before the 20th century. As Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of sugar in the world, the mountain peak has a deep cultural significance in addition to being one of the most picturesque and well-known attractions in the country.
For visitors to Brazil, Sugarloaf Mountain provides views of Rio from the land to the sea. The famous cableway system rises to the mountain’s highest point, boasting views of Rio’s other star attraction, the Christ the Redeemer statue located on the other side of the city.
With its sweet history and scenic beauty, it’s no wonder that Sugarloaf Mountain was chosen to host Brazilian musicians, advocates, and world leaders as part of Global Citizen Live in Rio de Janeiro.
Catch Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo, and Liniker, as well as special guests Tropkillaz and Mosquito, on Sept. 25 as they take over the mountain, with Dr. Jane Goodall also making an appearance as a special guest.
6. The Greek Theatre (Los Angeles, California)
The Greek Theatre is an open air amphitheater in Griffith Park, hosting musicians from around the world. Featured in films like Get Him to the Greek and A Star is Born, the theatre is a landmark in the global entertainment scene. When artists get the chance to play the Greek, they know they’ve made it.
Built in 1930, the theatre is modeled after a Greek temple to harness the acoustics of Griffith Park while seating thousands of guests. Its place in history has changed over the years, shifting from a cultural venue to an army barracks during World War II and back again. But no matter how it’s used, the Greek is a mainstay in Los Angeles.
And this year, the Greek Theatre will engage audiences from around the world as as part of Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, when musicians Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers, and 5 Seconds of Summer perform.
7. Gateway of India (Mumbai, India)
In Mumbai, the Gateway of India stands on the waterfront overlooking the Arabian Sea, welcoming all who pass under its arch to India. Built in 1924, the monument commemorates the landing of King George V and Queen Mary as the first British monarchy to visit the country in 1911.
With far-reaching pillars and a triumphal arch design, the Gateway recalls the designs of Roman architecture. But through the incorporation of locally sourced stones and the influence of Indigenous and Islamic architectural elements, it is regarded as distinctly Indian, helping it become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mumbai today.
As one of India’s most celebrated and beloved monuments, it’s no surprise that the Gateway of India will serve as one of the iconic landmarks for Global Citizen Live in Mumbai.
On Sept. 25, tune into Global Citizen's 24-hour broadcast special to catch appearances by artists and activists, including Anil Kapoor, Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Riteish Deshmukh, Sara Ali Khan, and Sonakshi Sinha.
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.