Los Angeles lineup includes Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato and others while London includes Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers and Chic and more
International advocacy organization, Global Citizen has announced the expansion of Global Citizen Live to include Los Angeles and London with an outdoor event in LA, 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 September 25th. The London line-up featuring performances from Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Rag’n’Bone Man all from a spectacular location.
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 (Live on BBC One on September 25th from 5:30 pm & across the BBC platforms until approximately 3 am; airing on ABC on September 26th at 7 pm).
BBC Radio 1 will be reflecting Global Citizen Live with a special Life Hacks show on Sunday, September 26th from 4-6 pm 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, September 26th from 7-9 pm 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.
New York City, presented by Citi and Cisco, features 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 sees 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 performing.
Rio de Janeiro features Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo, Liniker, with special guests Tropkillaz, and Mosquito, in partnership with Rock In Rio.
Sydney has 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!!!” shares Stevie Wonder.
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, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, The Roku Channel, YouTube, TIME, Twitter, & others.
Global Citizen Live 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 for financial commitments to kickstart a global recovery. Ahead of October’s G20 Summit, and COP26, the Global Citizen Live campaign will call on world leaders, major corporations and foundations to defend the planet and defeat poverty.
Global Citizen Live and the organization’s Recovery Plan for the World are supported by a coalition of many of the world’s leading corporations including its Global Partners: Accenture, Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, and campaign partners WW International, and World Wide Technology who will work together to engage support from the private sector in driving new commitments toward the campaign’s policy objectives. Access Bank, will also support the Global Citizen Live campaign as a partner in Nigeria.
For the past decade, Global Citizen has championed the most pressing social and environmental issues and joined the fight to end COVID-19, most recently with VAX Live: The Concert To Reunite The World in May, which mobilized more than 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and $302 million to the ACT-Accelerator for equitable health access to countries most in need. Global Citizen’s VAX Live was a bookend to two campaigns Global Citizen produced during the height of the pandemic in 2020 — One World: Together At Home, in April 2020, in support of healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19, and Global Goal: Unite for Our Future, in June 2020, in partnership with the European Commission, which secured funding and global political support to ensure COVID-19 testing, treatments and vaccines were available to all. Since March 2020, Global Citizen has mobilized $2 billion in cash grants to fund global pandemic relief efforts, and over 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.