Watch the Global Citizen Live Special Event Beginning Saturday, September 25 on ABC News Live
International advocacy organization, Global Citizen has announced the expansion of "Global Citizen Live" to include Los Angeles and London with an outdoor event in L.A., which is presented by Verizon, and headlined by Stevie Wonder with Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers and 5 Seconds of Summer at The Greek Theatre on Sept. 25, 2021. Also announced today was the lineup in London, featuring performances from Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Rag'n'Bone Man all from a spectacular location. Tickets for the Los Angeles festival are available now at globalcitizenlive.la. Both events are part of the once-in-a-generation day of unity across six continents to be broadcast over 24 hours on networks around the world: ABC News live will broadcast the full event beginning at 12:30 p.m EDT on Sept. 25, live on BBC One on Sept. 25 from 5:30 p.m., and across the BBC platforms until approx. 3:00 a.m.; and airing a highlights show on ABC on Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m.
BBC Radio 1 will be reflecting "Global Citizen Live" with a special Life Hacks show on Sunday, Sept. 26 (4:00-6:00 p.m.), hosted by Vick Hope and Katie Thistleton. The show will take a further look into some of the issues raised and will play out some of the sets from the event. BBC Radio 2 will also be broadcasting a special show with highlights of the performances from the event on Sunday, Sept. 26 (7:00-9:00 p.m.), hosted by Trevor Nelson.
Performances by BTS, Usher, Andrea Bocelli, Green Day, Keith Urban, Lorde, Metallica and Ricky Martin will round out the broadcast, cutting to ticketed, COVID-19-compliant events:
LOS ANGELES (presented by Verizon) with Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers and 5 Seconds of Summer
NEW YORK CITY (presented by Citi and Cisco) with Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes, and special guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and Lang Lang
PARIS with Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, Black Eyed Peas, Stormzy, Christine and the Queens and special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo, Charlie Puth, and Fatma Said
LONDON with Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Rag'n'Bone Man
LAGOS with Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Made Kuti
RIO DE JANEIRO with Alok, Mart'nália, Criolo, Liniker, with special guests Tropkillaz, and Mosquito, in partnership with Rock In Rio
SYDNEY with Delta Goodrem and more to be announced
"It is again my pleasure and honor to join with all of the artists who are using their gift of song to celebrate the Global Citizens' event by doing our part in working against global warming, starvation and singing for equality around the world … We Are The Village!!!" - Stevie Wonder
"Over the past year and a half we've all faced fears about our health, food availability, and climate change. I see 'Global Citizen Live' as a megaphone that can point the power of the people directly at those with the ability to make the worldwide, systemic changes needed to protect the most vulnerable people and to defend our planet. Now is not the time for wealthy countries to cling to nationalist ideals and refuse to prioritize foreign aid and support to those in dire need. On Sept. 25, we will gather the world to watch as leaders commit their intentions to act as responsible global citizens. And it's our job to cry out when promises aren't fulfilled. We want to encourage our leaders to ensure there are good times ahead for everyone." - Nile Rodgers
"At key moments in history, music has helped mobilize the world for the greater good. In 1985, we performed at Live Aid and the impact was heard around the world, yet we're keenly aware that the issues we campaigned for at the time not only remain, they're even more critical now. Despite best intentions, promises made can be easily forgotten without persistent advocacy and accountability, which is what Global Citizen does year-round. We are proud to join this incredible group of artists to raise our collective voices ahead of crucial meetings where some of the most important decisions on foreign aid and climate change will be made." - Duran Duran
With the mission to rally citizens to call on world leaders, philanthropists and corporations to defend the planet and defeat poverty by prioritizing climate change, famine and vaccine equity, Global Citizen will be calling on business and government leaders in the U.K.:
- Show continued global leadership through a successful COP by helping to ensure that the $100 billion in climate finance is delivered by CO26.
- Join the Race to Zero coalition to help increase private sector ambition.
In collaboration with COP26, "Global Citizen Live" coincides with the UN General Assembly (September), prior to the G20 Meeting (October) and COP26 Meeting (November). Focused on vaccine equity, famine and climate change, "Global Citizen Live" will call on leaders to deliver: 1 billion vaccines to the poorest countries by the end of September; meals for the 41 million people on the brink of famine; helping curb emissions by joining the Race to Zero, and pledging a combined total of 1 billion trees by 2022 in support of 1t.org.
COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma said: "COP26 marks a critical turning point for humanity to protect our planet from the worst and most pressing effects of climate change.
As we approach November, I am pleased to support Global Citizen Live in their efforts to rally the public in demanding swift action to help protect the planet."
"Ending poverty and protecting the planet depends on wide scale changes made at the personal, community and societal levels throughout the world. Rotary International, our members and our friends across the globe, are all in. We are proud to be part of 'Global Citizen Live' and together support solutions to the world-wide challenges that must be overcome. Through Rotary's leadership in polio eradication, we have shown what we can do when we draw on the collective strengths of our partners and national governments. Now is the imperative for us all to collaborate and use our combined networks to create lasting and sustainable impact," said Jennifer Jones, president-elect, Rotary International.
Festival tickets for Paris, New York City, and Los Angeles can be earned by taking action at GlobalCitizenLive.org. Alternately, viewers can watch from home by tuning in to BBC, ABC, ABC News Live, Australia's Channel 9, Brazil's Multishow and Bis, France's TF1/TMC, Singapore's Mediacorp, ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, The Roku Channel, YouTube, TIME, Twitter and others.
"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 Hilton, WW International, and World Wide Technology who will engage support from the private sector in driving new commitments toward the campaign's 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, chairman and 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 N. 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+Dusted Productions, Ken Ehrlich Productions, Live Nation, Livewire Pictures, TMPL Motion Pictures, and U-Live (a UMG Nigeria company).
Global Citizen is grateful for the support from incredible organizations advocating for impact, including 1t.org, American Forests, The Asia Society, Ban Ki Moon Center, Center for Environmental Peacebuilding, 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 (NSSF), One Acre Fund, Outright Action International, Paris Peace Forum, Project Everyone, 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, Malaria), UNICEF, UNICEF Australia, UNITAID, UNFPA, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), World Food Programme, World Health Organization, World Health Organization Foundation.
The "Global Citizen Live" campaign is 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 Sweden Stefan Löfven; Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama; Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne; Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados; Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama; Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa; Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico, Martha Delgado Peralta, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; as well as United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed; Dr Tedros Executive Director of the World Health Organization; 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; Peter Sands Executive Director of Global Fund; Monique Vledder, Head of Secretariat, Global Financing Facility; Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development; David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme; Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait; M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women; and United Nations SDG Advocate Eddie Ndopu. Global Citizen's campaign is also supported by Barbados, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ireland, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
"Global Citizen Live" has received in-kind support from leading media companies, including Bandsintown, BellaNaija, Branded Cities, Brut Media, Captivate, Clear Channel Outdoor, Curb Media, Digital Mobile Media, Evergreen Trading, Forbes, GSTV, iHeartRadio, Interstate Outdoor, Jack Agency, JCDecaux Nigeria, Mass Media, Nigeria Info, Outfront Media, Penske Media, Seen Media, Six Flags Theme Parks, The New York Times, Vanguard Media, Wazobia FM and Wazobia Max TV.
For more information about Global Citizen Live, visit www.globalcitizen.org, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Global Citizen
Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards with tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. For more information, visit GlobalCitizen.org.