The annual Global Citizen Festival is back again, and this time around, its organizers are doing it big. In honor of the event’s 10-year anniversary, there will be two big shows: one in the usual location of New York City’s Central Park and the other in Accra, Ghana.
The New York concert will include a performance by Mariah Carey, as well as Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía.
The lineup for the international show boasts Usher, H.E.R. and Tems as some of the night’s performers.
Both concerts take place on September 24, and will be broadcast and streamed on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, Twitter, YouTube and more. A primetime special, Global Citizen Festival: Take Action Now, will air September 25 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.
Tickets to the concerts are free, and can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting GlobalCitizen.org and taking action on the charity’s issues.
Global Citizen is calling for world leaders to fight extreme poverty and is specifically asking the leaders attending the United National General Assembly to invest $600 million in the future of women and girls worldwide, to close the annual $10 billion climate financing shortfall and to provide $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis.
According to Global Citizen, as many as 1.2 billion people now live in countries experiencing food, energy and financial crises; nearly 200 million more may experience extreme poverty by November if action isn’t taken now.
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