Back in April, when lockdown was still kind of a novel thing, Lady Gaga assembled a mighty crew of musicians and celebs for an epic live stream of performances and talks. The ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert raised $128 million for the international COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and local health workers. Now Global Citizen, the organisation behind the ‘One World’ show, has arranged a follow-up on Saturday June 27: ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’.
The goal this time is to unite the world in developing tests, treatments and vaccines that will be available to everyone in the world, not just wealthy nations. Performers will be asking governments to back non-governmental organisations working in developing countries. And though it’s not quite on the same huge scale as Gaga’s extravaganza, the tasty line-up of performers makes it well worth tuning in this weekend and pledging your support. Here’s what you need to know.
Who’s playing the ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ concert?
There’ll be musical performances by Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber with Quavo, Chloe X Halle, J Balvin, Yemi Alade and Christine and the Queens.
Between-set celeb guests will include Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong and Olivia Colman.
Oh, and did we mention Dwayne Johnson is hosting?
Alongside the concert stream, there’s a ‘summit’: a programme of world leaders and other public figures discussing the goals of the event. This will include President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, philanthropists Mike Bloomberg and Bill and Melinda Gates, Dr Jeremy Farrar of the UK’s Wellcome Trust and the actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who also appears as a guest in the concert portion).
A range of celebrities and artists have also donated prizes that you can win by taking charitable actions. Fancy a virtual happy hour with Adam Lambert? Then take a selfie, add the #DefeatDisease tag and log it on the Global Citizen website – and you could get lucky.
How can I watch the ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ concert and summit?
The concert will be streamed via social media – follow Global Citizen’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages for screening details – and via Apple, Brut, Roku, Insight TV, TIDAL, Twitch, Twitter and Yahoo!.
It’ll also be available to watch on TV via the following broadcasters:
Europe: ARD, Canal+ Group, RTVE.
USA: NBC, iHeartMedia.
Canada: Bell Media, CBC, Citytv, Global TV.
Australia: Channel Nine.
Asia: Fuji TV, Star India.
Africa: MultiChoice Group, SABC.
Brazil: Grupo Globo.
Latin America: Sony Channel Latin America, Turner Latin America.
Other broadcasters include BARÇA TV, Bloomberg Television, Fundación Azteca, Mediacorp, MSNBC, MTV International and SiriusXM. Check with your local broadcaster for start times.
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