Global Citizen Live festival will rock the whole world for 24 hours

New York, New York - The Global Citizen Live festival is taking place in several cities across the world on the same day this year, meaning there's a good chance that you'll be able to go to a performance near you.

Coldplay performing at a Global Citizen festival in Germany in 2017.
Coldplay performing at a Global Citizen festival in Germany in 2017.  © IMAGO / Sven Simon

Cities include Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Sydney, with even more still to be announced.

Over the course of September 25, artists like Billie Eilish, Coldplay, and Green Day will perform concerts as part of the festival that promotes more engagement in the fight against poverty and diseases and advocates for climate and environmental protection.

"As we humans spend billions of dollars in search of newer worlds in outer space, Global Citizen Live brings us back down to earth by reminding the global community that charity should begin at home and we must preserve our earth," says Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, according to a press release. "Space can wait!" he adds.

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Live concerts are planned under the Eiffel Tower in Paris as well as in London, Los Angeles, and Central Park in New York City – which has hosted the concert several times in the past. A spokesman says it is not yet clear in what form the musicians would take part in this year's event, with some playing live and others showing up remotely.

The events will also be streamed on YouTube, Twitter, and international TV broadcasters for people who can't make the shows.

In May, the Global Citizen concert was able to raise money for Covid-19 vaccine distribution through COVAX with appearances from Prince Harry and Meghan Markel.

Cover photo: IMAGO / Sven Simon

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