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How to Watch BTS' Global Citizen Performance Online Free

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BTS perform at The 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

Update: BTS actually opened the Global Citizen Festival with a performance from Seoul. See their performance below and keep reading to see how to stream the rest of the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert online.

Previously: BTS are among dozens of big-name artists who are taking part in this weekend's Global Citizen Festival, a day-long event that seeks to bring awareness to issues of world poverty, climate change and COVID-19 vaccinations.

BTS are joining artists like Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Lizzo as performers for the event, which is being streamed live over 24 hours across six different continents.

JLo, Eilish, Mendes and Cabello will be among the performers hitting the stage live in New York's Central Park (tickets to the show are still available on VividSeats.com). The Los Angeles show takes place at the Greek Theatre, and features performances by Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R. and Migos, among others (see tickets here).

Performances will also take place from Paris (Elton John, Ed Sheeran), London (Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue), Lagos (Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage), Rio de Janeiro (Alok, Criolo, Liniker), Sydney (Delta Goodrem) and Mumbai (featuring an appearance by Anil Kapoor).

BTS will be appearing live from Seoul, though the BTS Global Citizen performance isn't part of a public concert like the artists mentioned above. While fans will not be able to see BTS in-person at a concert venue, you can still stream the BTS Global Citizen live online.

When is BTS Performing at Global Citizen Live?

The 2021 Global Citizen Music Festival begins on Saturday, September 25 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.

While Global Citizen has not announced the exact set time for BTS' performance, a rep says that "bigger" artists are likely to appear closer to the end of the show. The Global Citizen Festival is airing in primetime on ABC from 7-10 p.m. ET, meaning BTS will likely appear in the 9-10 p.m. ET time-slot.

Still, the order of performances and event schedule could change at any time, so we recommend tuning in right at 7 p.m. ET just to be safe.

Update: Though BTS kicked off the Global Citizen live stream, you will likely be able to re-watch their performance when ABC airs highlights from the concert tonight.

How to Watch BTS Performance at Global Citizen Live

If you want to watch a live stream of BTS' appearance at the Global Citizen Festival, sign-up for a free trial to fuboTV, which will get you access to ABC and ABC News Live -- two channels that are streaming Global Citizen Live. Grab the free trial here and use it to watch BTS at Global Citizen online free; you can cancel your subscription without being charged if you do it within one week.

Another way to stream BTS' Global Citizen performance free online? Use this free trial for Hulu's Hulu + Live TV plan, and get access to ABC to watch their live stream of the Global Citizen Festival. Use the 7-day free trial to stream all the performances from Global Citizen Live for free online. After that, you can stay with Hulu + Live TV at its current reduced rate of just $54.99/month (regularly $64.99+).

BTS' appearance at the Global Citizen Festival comes on the heels of the group's appearance at the 76th United Nations General Assembly this week, where they were introduced by South Korean President Moon Jae-In as the "special presidential envoy for future generations and culture."

Global Citizen, meantime, is an organization founded in 2008, with a goal of ending extreme poverty in the world by the year 2030. The music festival, dubbed “Global Citizen Live,” is part of Global Citizen’s year-long campaign to help end Covid-19 by calling on governments, philanthropists, and the private sector for financial commitments to help “kickstart an equitable global recovery.”