Get ready to go wild for a good cause, New Yorkers.
The Global Citizens Festival returns to Central Park next month with a star-studded lineup to celebrate its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of the annual nonprofit event aimed at fighting extreme poverty.
The trio of headliners this year is a dynamic mix, including rock band Metallica, R&B artist Mariah Carey and pop trio The Jonas Brothers.
Other performers taking the Central Park stage include pop singer Charlier Puth, Latin artist Rosalia, country actor Mickey Guyton and Italian stars Maneskin in New York,
Actress and model Priyanka Chopra, who is also married to one of the concert’s headliners, Nick Jonas, hosts the park’s live music charity night.
Since the first Global Citizens Festival in 2012, rockfest has amplified global issues including poverty, education and climate change.
Although tickets are free, as are all Global Citizens events, those wishing to attend must commit to taking action on the nonprofit’s key issues.
As the economic scars of the COVID-19 pandemic linger and Russia’s war on Ukraine looms, Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans acknowledges the gig comes at a more critical time than ever.
“These are pressing issues,” the association’s leader told The Associated Press. “That’s why our campaign is focused on ending extreme poverty now — not next year, not the year after that, but now. We need to tackle the issues that matter most, whether it’s gender equality, climate change or the structural issues that keep people poor.
“Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas also commented on the urgent need to fight for international issues, praising Global Citizen for its commitment to holding world leaders accountable.
“If we want to do something about this, we need urgent mobilization,” Chopra Jonas told the outlet.
The nonprofit aims to use the concert as a platform for citizens to demand change, including specific demands such as having the United States donate more to fight change and raising $500 million in donations for African farmers, so they no longer have to rely on wheat. and fertilizers from Ukraine and Russia.
Overseas in Accra, Ghana, the festival will also host a concert featuring artists like Usher, SZA and HER Rapper Stormzy and Ghanaian artists Gyakie, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy will also perform in Ghana.
Both concerts will be broadcast and streamed on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets.
The shows will also air as part of a primetime special, “Global Citizen Festival: Take Action NOW,” airing on ABC on September 25.
New York Post