This September Global Citizen will host Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event dedicated to defending the planet and ending poverty. Joining the cause are dozens of international celebrities who will perform at events around the world including Los Angeles, New York, and London. ABC News Live, BBC, and streaming platforms will broadcast the worldwide event.

What’s Happening:

  • International advocacy organization, Global Citizen has announced the expansion of Global Citizen Live to include Los Angeles and London with an outdoor event in L.A.
  • The goal of Global Citizen Live is to help raise awareness of and call on world leaders to address issues that affect the entire planet such as poverty, famine, and climate change.
  • The Los Angeles event will take place at The Greek Theatre on September 25, 2021 and will be headlined by Stevie Wonder. Also announced today was the lineup in London, featuring performances from Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, and more.
  • Tickets for the Los Angeles festival are available now at, and tickets for Paris and New York City can be earned by taking action at
  • Global Citizen Live events are part of the once-in-a-generation day of unity across six continents to be broadcast over 24 hours on networks around the world.

Wear to Watch: 

  • ABC News Live at 12:30 pm EDT (full event)
  • BBC One at 5:30 pm, and across the BBC platforms until approx. 3:00 am
  • Highlights show will air on ABC on September 26th at 7:00 pm
  • Australia’s Channel 9
  • Brazil’s Multishow and Bis
  • France’s TF1/TMC
  • Singapore’s Mediacorp
  • FX
  • iHeartRadio
  • Hulu
  • The Roku Channel
  • YouTube
  • TIME
  • Twitter
  • And others

Global Performances:

BTS, Usher, Andrea Bocelli, Green Day, Keith Urban, Lorde, Metallica and Ricky Martin will round out the broadcast, cutting to ticketed, COVID-19-compliant events in:

LOS ANGELES (presented by Verizon)

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Adam Lambert
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Demi Lovato
  • H.E.R.
  • Ozuna
  • The Lumineers
  • 5 Seconds of Summer

NEW YORK CITY (presented by Citi and Cisco)

  • Coldplay
  • Billie Eilish
  • Camila Cabello
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Lizzo
  • Meek Mill
  • Shawn Mendes

Special guest performances by:

  • Alessia Cara
  • Burna Boy
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Jon Batiste
  • Lang Lang


  • Ed Sheeran
  • Elton John
  • Doja Cat
  • DJ Snake
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Stormzy
  • Christine and the Queens

Special guest performances by:

  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Charlie Puth
  • Fatma Said


  • Duran Duran
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Måneskin
  • Nile Rodgers and Chic
  • Rag’n’Bone Man


  • Femi Kuti
  • Davido
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Made Kuti


  • Alok
  • Mart’nália
  • Criolo
  • Liniker
  • Special guests:
  • Tropkillaz
  • Mosquito (in partnership with Rock In Rio)


  • Delta Goodrem
  • More to be announced

What They’re Saying:

  • Stevie Wonder: “It is again my pleasure and honor to join with all of the artists who are using their gift of song to celebrate the Global Citizens’ event by doing our part in working against global warming, starvation and singing for equality around the world … We Are The Village!!!”
  • Nile Rodgers: “Over the past year and a half we’ve all faced fears about our health, food availability, and climate change. I see Global Citizen Live as a megaphone that can point the power of the people directly at those with the ability to make the worldwide, systemic changes needed to protect the most vulnerable people and to defend our planet.”
  • Duran Duran: “Despite best intentions, promises made can be easily forgotten without persistent advocacy and accountability, which is what Global Citizen does year-round. We are proud to join this incredible group of artists to raise our collective voices ahead of crucial meetings where some of the most important decisions on foreign aid and climate change will be made.”
  • Jennifer Jones, president-elect, Rotary International: “Ending poverty and protecting the planet depends on wide scale changes made at the personal, community and societal levels throughout the world. Rotary International, our members and our friends across the globe, are all in. We are proud to be part of Global Citizen Live and together support solutions to the world-wide challenges that must be overcome.”