'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future' concert: How, when to watch, host and who's performing for Covid-19 relief
The concert will feature music performances, expert insights, and commitments from government and corporate leaders to support the COVID-19 response
In an effort to aid those who have been deeply affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has swept the planet, Global Citizen and the European Commission are teaming up to bring us the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future - The Summit & The Concert. Both the summit and the concert will be available as live streams to audiences around the world, premiering on Saturday on June 27.
According to a statement by Global Citizen, "Putting an end to the Covid-19 pandemic means putting an end to it for all people, everywhere — including people of color, those living in extreme poverty, and all marginalized communities. On June 27, artists, world leaders, corporates, philanthropists, and Global Citizens will unite to drive forward the development and equitable distribution of tests, treatments, and vaccines, and mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the world’s most vulnerable people."
Here's everything you need to know about the concert:
When is it
The Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert will start streaming on June 27 at 2 pm ET / 7 pm BST / 8 pm CET. Meanwhile, the summit will air earlier, at 9 am ET / 2 pm BST / 3 pm CET. There will also be a delayed broadcast starting at 8 pm ET on numerous TV networks.
The concert will feature music performances, expert insights, and commitments from government and corporate leaders to support the Covid-19 response.
"Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the color of their skin,” said Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Citizen. “If we are to end Covid-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to develop and equitably deliver testing, treatments, and vaccines. Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Concert will bring the centuries-old concept of music as a motivator for change and unity, together with science and data, to honor the problem-solvers – including doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers and human rights advocates – who are racing to not only create the cure for Covid-19, but also to ensure that it’s available for everyone who needs it.”
According to Global Citizen: "The concert will be televised and digitally streamed globally, and will highlight the disproportionate impact that Covid-19 is having on marginalized communities — including people of color, those living in extreme poverty, and other communities facing discrimination."
Who's behind it
The concert is being organized by Global Citizen, in conjunction with the European Commission. Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. The European Commission is the politically independent executive arm of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties, and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
The concert is being hosted by Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and will feature performances from Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, J Balvin, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Usher, and Yemi Alade. Also set to feature are Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton' with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and the For Love Choir.
In addition to these stars, there will also be appearances from celebrities like Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Naomi Campbell, Kerry Washington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault, Antoni Porowski and more.
Where to watch it
The concert will be streamed via social media – follow Global Citizen’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages for screening details. It will also be made available via Apple, Brut, Roku, Insight TV, TIDAL, Twitch, Twitter, and Yahoo!
It’ll also be available to watch on TV starting at 8 pm ET via the following broadcasters, among others:
USA: NBC, iHeartMedia.
Europe: ARD, Canal+ Group, RTVE.
Canada: Bell Media, CBC, Citytv, Global TV.
Australia: Channel Nine.
Asia: Fuji TV, Star India.
Africa: MultiChoice Group, SABC.
Brazil: Grupo Globo.
Latin America: Sony Channel Latin America, Turner Latin America.
Check your local listings for up-to-date viewing information.
You can check out the trailer for the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert here.
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