Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Post Malone, Doja Cat, Jelly Roll & Rauw Alejandro to Headline 2024 Global Citizen Festival

Post Malone, Doja Cat, Jelly Roll and Rauw Alejandro have been tapped to headline this fall’s 2024 Global Citizen Festival. On Tuesday morning (June 18), the world’s leading organization seeking to end extreme poverty announced the initial details for this year’s event, which will take place on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park on Sept. 28, with additional performers to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The concert will be hosted by Global Citizen Ambassador actor Hugh Jackman, with planned appearances from UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall Institute founder and legendary primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as Global Citizen festival curator Coldplay singer Chris Martin.

In a statement announcing the initial lineup for this year’s event, the organization noted, “the hunger crisis continues to grow, infectious diseases are still spreading, debt is on the rise, and last year was the hottest on record. Meanwhile, governments everywhere are reducing their contributions to foreign aid, with more than half of G7 countries having proposed cuts this year. Despite the emerging gap between what the world needs and what seems politically possible, the plight of the world’s most vulnerable communities is more urgent than ever. This is a critical year for the global community to support frontline organizations, invest in lifesaving solutions, and act today, to save tomorrow.”

“It’s been a few years since I was last on the Global Citizen Festival stage in Paris, and I’m excited to join forces with Global Citizen once again in Central Park this September to drive as much action as we can to make the world a better place,” said Doja Cat in a statement. “We all have a part we can play to help end extreme poverty and stand up for equity. I’m looking forward to being part of this major evening of positive change.”

As usual, tickets for the event are free and can be earned by taking action on the Global Citizen app or website, where fans can demand change from governments and private sector leaders. Among the calls to action this year are ones asking the G7 countries — Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. — to increase their support for anti-poverty programs worldwide, as well as one calling for businesses, governments and philanthropic organizations to protect and restore the Amazon rainforest by investing $1 billion to help support indigenous communities while pledging to set timelines for phasing out coal, oil and gas to ensure a transition to green energy. The third action point is Global Citizen’s plea for world governments to commit at least $5 billion to equitable access to nutritious food, stronger health systems and quality education around the world.

Jackman added, “As a longtime supporter of Global Citizen and its mission, I am thrilled to be returning as host of the Global Citizen Festival this fall. For over a decade, Global Citizen has driven life-saving impact for nearly 1.3 billion people around the world, and we’ll gather once again on Sept. 28 to help end extreme poverty, defend the planet, and demand equity. I can’t wait to see you all on Central Park’s Great Lawn to collectively call for change on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable communities.”

Last year’s festival featured performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Conan Gray, Stray Kids and BTS’ Jung Kook, as well as Ms. Lauryn Hill, who staged a surprise Fugees reunion with former bandmates Wyclef Jean and Pras.

By Michael

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