Global Citizen has just announced Global Citizen Live, an epic 24-hour global broadcast with events and performances filmed across six continents.

With performances and live events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, the Global Citizen Live will take place on Saturday, 25 September 2021, and will be aired on YouTube, Twitter, ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, and more.

The heavy line-up includes Africa’s finest artists, Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Angélique Kidjo, and Femi Kuti.

Other confirmed artists include Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, BTS, Camila Cabello, Christine, and the Queens, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Metallica, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, and Usher, with more to be announced in coming weeks.

“It is very important to me to be a part of this historic event to spread awareness and encourage action toward helping the people of Ethiopia during this devastating humanitarian crisis they are faced with,” said The Weeknd. “It’ll be an honor to perform and help bring support to these citizens who are suffering so severely.”

Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Minister of Nigeria, added: “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 and be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. We owe it to ourselves and generations yet unborn. Space can wait!”

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.

Global Citizen launched the Recovery Plan for the World in February. As part of the campaign, Global Citizen hosted 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.

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