South African-born Hollywood A-lister, Charlize Theron, musician Lauryn Hill and Mzansi own, Shaka iLembe star Nomzamo Mbatha and joins throngs of Hollywood’s big name stars, among them comedians Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard, and actress Katie Holmes, Shark Tank star Daymond John, media personality Liza Kosh, actress & filmmaker Natasha Lyonne, CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers, as well as a host of international dignitaries (Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the U.N., Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of International Development of Norway, and José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor Leste and Advocates Helena) lending their voices and talents to end to extreme poverty NOW in Africa.
On Saturday, 23 September, some of the world’s leading artists and advocates will come together during a live broadcast of the 2023 Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park, where 60 thousand global citizens will convene for a day of action and advocacy for equity, for the planet, for food and for jobs, all in the name of bringing an end to unimaginable degree of poverty plaguing some of the world’s most marginalised populations. .
This year’s showcase will be headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook and Anitta, with performances from Conan Gray, D-Nice, Sofia Carson and Stray Kids.
Previously announced participants include: Governor Helder Barbalho and State Secretary for Indigenous People Puyr Tembé from the Brazilian State of Pará, Bill Nye, Bridget Moynahan, Busy Philipps, Carmelo Anthony, Common, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, Gayle King, Jordan Fisher, Lewis Pugh, Padma Lakshmi, Phoebe Gates, Rachel Brosnahan, Sophia Bush, and renowned advocates Barbie Izquierdo, Deja Foxx, Ineza Umuhoza Grace, Jerome Foster II, Nkosana Butholenkosi Masuku, Sophia Kianni, Pashtana Durrani, Xiye Bastida and Wangari Kuria.
Also attending is Gilbert Houngbo, director-general of the International Labour Organisation; José Ramos-Horta, president of Timor Leste; Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization; Yasmine Sherif, executive director of Rducation Cannot Wait; and leading advocates Brianna Fruean, Helena and Nina Gualinga and Moj Mahdara.
“To have a powerhouse of broadcasters and streamers taking the Global Citizen movement to the whole world on September 23 presents a significant opportunity to drive action in this critically important year for social change,” said Hugh Evans, Co-Founder & CEO of Global Citizen. “We couldn’t be happier to have truly inspiring world leaders taking the stage alongside Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Katie Holmes and Eddie Izzard and this year’s sensational lineup. It’s going to be an unforgettable day in Central Park.”
Global Citizen Festival 2023; how, where to watch
WHEN: Saturday, 23 September 2023, 4pm EST
WHERE: The Great Lawn of Central Park, New York City
HOW TO WATCH: The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed to the world on ABC News Live, Apple Music and the Apple TV app, Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Facebook, HBO Max, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Instagram, Mediacorp, SABC, TikTok, TimesLIVE, TNT, TV3, Veeps, YouTube,
The day’s main proceedings will officially on ABC on Sunday, September 24 at 7pm EST.