Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Global Citizen Festival
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lauren Hill will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival on 23 September in Central Park, NYC.
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Tickets to the show – also including performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Gray and Stray Kids – on the Great Lawn are free, but require fulfilling a task as part of the international advocacy organization Global Citizen’s initiative to raise awareness about hunger, poverty, climate change and inequities facing women around the world, among pressing related concerns.
The concert and its surrounding initiatives are timed to impact a September gathering in New York of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
Hugh Evans, the co-founder & CEO of Global Citizen, is clear that the organization’s goals have not been met at that and some other recent meetings of government and business leaders. “COP27, this year’s G7, the World Bank Spring Meetings and the Paris climate finance summit all failed to deliver tangible results, or disruption of the world’s unjust systems,” Evans said in a statement. “But complacency can’t win. If we want to see breakthroughs on development and climate change, we need the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and all G7 nations to meet the urgency of the hour. Every single citizen has a vital role to play, and together, we must be laser-focused on driving results and impact in September.”
Areas Global Citizen is focusing on as part of this event include the global food and malnutrition crisis; the unequal access to education, healthcare and family planning facing women and adolescent girls around the world; climate change and the need to financially support less developed nations in dealing with their own climate issues.