The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline the 2023 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central park on Sept. 23. The lineup of this yr’s occasion on the Nice Garden will even function Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Gray and Stray Kids.
The free, ticketed occasion will give attention to the group’s drive to finish excessive poverty now, with followers inspired to earn passes by becoming a member of the motion and taking motion on the Global Citizen app (or here) to assist the group’s work to degree the taking part in area for ladies and adolescent women world wide, fight local weather change and proceed the battle towards the worldwide meals and malnutrition disaster.
In accordance with a press release asserting this yr’s lineup, for the primary time in a era, the variety of folks residing in excessive poverty is on the rise. “The 2023 World Citizen Competition marketing campaign takes goal on the main points perpetuating excessive poverty, together with the impacts of local weather change on the World South, the inequities affecting ladies and women world wide, and the worldwide starvation disaster, and can name on governments to guard and defend advocates in every single place,” learn the assertion. “The marketing campaign will unite thousands and thousands of voices, amplified by the world’s greatest artists, to demand pressing motion from world leaders gathering in New York Metropolis for the United Nations Common Meeting in September.”
After this yr’s COP27, G7, World Financial institution spring conferences and Paris local weather finance summit did not ship any tangible outcomes or disrupt the world’s “unjust methods,” World Citizen CEO/co-founder Hugh Evans stated within the assertion that, “complacency can’t win. If we need to see breakthroughs on improvement and local weather change, we’d like the U.S., U.Ok., Canada, Australia, and all G7 nations to satisfy the urgency of the hour. Each single citizen has a significant function to play, and collectively, we have to be laser-focused on driving outcomes and impression in September.”
World Citizen started holding concerts across the globe starting in 2012 with a objective of ending international poverty. It has lengthy attracted a wide range of A-list acts, together with last year’s lineup that includes Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Måneksin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía performing in Central Park and Usher, SZA, Stormzy and Tems are among the many headliners for a sister occasion in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
See the lineup announcement beneath.