Published Sep 26, 2019Global Citizen Festival has roped in some high-profile acts in the past, but the 2020 event is going far beyond what's been done in years past. Next year, the event will boast the likes of Metallica, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lizzo, Eddie Vedder and Ozzy Osbourne, among many others.
The 2020 Global Citizen Festival will follow the year-long initiative Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, and the upcoming event on September 26, 2020, will be livestreamed across the globe.
"Our goal, to put it simply, is to engage every single person on the planet in this mission [to end global poverty]," Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. "To do so we must boldly and creatively reach global citizens where they are: in person, on television, on their phones and online."
With the help of Teneo, Global Citizen's year-long campaign aims to bring people together to put an end to extreme poverty, climate change and reduce inequality by 2030. The campaign will be topped by the Global Citizen Festival, which will span five continents and 10 hours.
In addition to all the aforementioned artists, the 2020 Global Citizen Festival will feature Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, Muse, Pharrell Williams, Shawn Mendes, Usher, Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Katie Holmes, Trevor Noah and more.
The concert will be broadcast live from various cities in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The 2019 Global Citizen Festival, meanwhile, takes place in New York City's famed Central Park on Saturday (September 28). It will feature performances from the likes of Queen, Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys.