BTS, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran to headline ‘Global Citizen Live’ concert

BTS, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran and Lorde will headline this year’s Global Citizen concert, to be held on Sept. 25. The event’s Twitter feed read: “Live across 6 continents, this 24-hour, once-in-a-generation broadcast + livestream event will bring the world together to defend the planet & defeat poverty.” 

Other artists in the lineup include Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica, Lorde, Doja Cat, Keith Urban, Usher, H.E.R., Duran Duran, Femi Kuti, Lang Lang, Demi Lovato and Ricky Martin. The concert will air on ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube and Twitter.

The CEO of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans, said in a statement: “COVID-19 has drastically reversed the progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals pushing upwards of 160 million people back into extreme poverty. There are now more than 40 million people on the brink of famine.” 

For more information about Global Citizen Live, visit www.globalcitizen.org, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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