The anti-poverty charity organisation are planning their next live music event following on from May’s Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World, which featured performances from the likes of Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez and H.E.R.
Global Citizen have today (July 13) confirmed details of their “once-in-a-generation” 24-hour global broadcast Global Citizen Live, which will take place on September 25 in a bid to “unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty”.
The broadcast is set to air in the UK on the BBC, as well as on YouTube and Twitter, and will include “simultaneous live music events featuring the world’s greatest artists, activists and world leaders at iconic locations across the globe”.
Global Citizen have also confirmed the full list of artists who will be taking part in Global Citizen Live. In addition to Lorde, Eilish and The Weeknd, the following acts will also be involved:
Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Metallica, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, Tiwa Savage and Usher.
“It is very important to me to be a part of this historic event to spread awareness and encourage action toward helping the people of Ethiopia during this devastating humanitarian crisis they are faced with,” The Weeknd said in a statement.
“It’ll be an honour to perform and help bring support to these citizens who are suffering so severely.”
Lorde is reportedly set to make her live comeback this week with an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.