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Advocacy group Global Citizen has announced a star-studded line-up for its next festival, to be held in Central Park, New York, on September 24, hosted by its ambassador Priyanka Chopra. The actress and activist hosted Global Citizen Live in Paris last year.
Already having made a mark for their star-studded fundraisers, Global Citizen has revealed that the festival will feature some of the world’s biggest artists, leaders and “change-makers”. “It’s going to be a festival unlike any other,” they announced on social media.
Among the performers are heavy metal band Metallica, as well as Mariah Carey, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Maneskin, Mickey Guyton and Rosalia.
Simultaneously, a concert will also be held at Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, with performances by Usher, SZA, Stormzy and H.E.R. They will be joined by Ghanaian music stars Gyakie, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy, as well as Nigerian singer Tems.
The Ghana event is also meant to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the country’s independence.
More performers are expected to be announced soon for both concerts.
“It has been 10 years since the first #GlobalCitizenFestival and this year will be very special,” Chopra said, sharing the news on Instagram.
Actor Hugh Jackman was one of the first to react to the announcement. “Ten years later … and the commitment to take action to end poverty, for the planet and for girls, has never wavered. An incredible line-up of performances hosted by the amazing force that is Priyanka Chopra,” he commented.
Last year, Global Citizen held one of its biggest events ever, a “once-in-a-generation” 24-hour virtual live show, to raise funds for global recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly every year.
The concerts are free to attend, but tickets are awarded through points earned by taking action to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions and participating in challenges.
The shows will also be streamed live on various platforms and networks, including YouTube.