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The 2021 Global Citizen Festival is officially here, and countless artists, activists and advocacy organizations are coming together this weekend to raise awareness and spark global change.
Among the star-studded performers taking the stage at the event on Saturday (Sept. 25) are Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder, Shawn Mendes, BTS and more. The festival is dubbed as “Global Citizen Live,” a 24-hour music festival spanning six continents and featuring hundreds of artists and celebrities.
See below for how to watch the Global Citizen Festival online.
What Is the Global Citizen Festival?
The Global Citizen Festival is one of the main events for Global Citizen, an organization that aims to end extreme poverty in the world by the year 2030.
The 24-hour event is part of Global Citizens’ so-called “Recovery Plan for the World,” a campaign which focuses on COVID-19, ending the hunger crisis, resuming learning for all, protecting the planet; and advancing equity.
The performers will try to rally citizens across the planet to demand that governments, major corporations and philanthropists work together to defend the planet and defeat poverty; support the campaign, earn tickets and take action.
For more, visit globalcitizen.org.
Global Citizen Festival 2021: Date, Start Time, Tickets
The Global Citizen Music Festival 2021 kicks off on Saturday (Sept. 25) at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Tickets to the show are selling out quickly, there are still some good seats still available on VividSeats.com for the shows at The Great Lawn in NYC’s Central Park and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
How to Watch Global Citizen Festival on TV
If you have a cable package, you can watch Global Citizen Live on TV beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on ABC News Live. FX will begin airing coverage at noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and you’ll be able to watch Global Citizen in primetime on ABC beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Additionally, purchasing a digital TV antenna on Amazon here will give you access to basic cable channels, including ABC, without a monthly bill.
Signing up for free trials of fuboTV or SlingTV will give you access to ABC as well, as both services include ABC, to let watch Global Citizen Live on TV or stream Global Citizen Live from your laptop, tablet or phone.
How to Stream Global Citizen Festival Live Online
Fans can also watch Global Citizen Live online, as the show is available to stream free with a Hulu + Live TV subscription. The streaming service is currently offering a 30-day free trial which you can use to watch Global Citizen Live online free.
If you have a Roku-compatible device, a Roku streaming stick or a Roku TV, you can watch the Global Citizen Live performances for free via The Roku Channel. The Roku Channel offers free programming, including 24/7 live news from ABC News, which will be airing the Global Citizen event.
Who Is Performing at Global Citizen Live?
New York City: Performances by Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, and Shawn Mendes; special guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and Lang Lang; and appearances by Amber Ruffin, Andy Cohen, Billy Porter, Bonang Matheba, Bridget Moynahan, Connie Britton, Deborra-lee Furness, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Dikembe Mutombo, Katie Holmes, Nomzamo Mbatha, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Brosnahan, Skip Marley, and Tan France, presented by Citi and Cisco.
Los Angeles: Performances by Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., Migos, ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers, and 5 Seconds of Summer; and appearances by JoJo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Maggie Q, and Scott Evans, presented by Verizon.
Paris: Performances by Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens, Doja Cat, and Måneskin; special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo, Charlie Puth, and Fatma Said; hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Denis Brogniart; and appearances by Carmen Ejogo and Drew McIntyre.
London: Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Rag’n’Bone Man.
Sydney: Performance by Delta Goodrem; and appearances by Celeste Barber and Cathy Freeman.
Lagos: Performances by Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Made Kuti; and appearances by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Nancy Isime.
Rio de Janeiro: Performances by Alok, Criolo, Liniker, Mart’nália, Mapu, Aldeia Mutum of the Yawanawa, and Owera (Kunumi MC); with special guests Tropkillaz and Mosquito; and an appearance by Dedé Teicher, in partnership with Rock In Rio.
Mumbai: Performances by Ajay-Atul, Badshah featuring Aastha Gill, Amit Trivedi, Tanishk Bagchi, Zara Khan, Nikhita Gandhi, and Yasser Desai; and an appearance by Anil Kapoor, in partnership with Wizcraft.
Global Broadcast Performances: Andrea Bocelli from Tuscany, BTS from Seoul, Green Day from Los Angeles, Keith Urban and Ricky Martin from various locations in Las Vegas, Lorde and My Morning Jacket from various locations in New York City, Metallica from Louisville, Sho Madjozi and Muzi from Johannesburg and, in partnership with Sony Music Latin, Camilo from Madrid and Lali from Buenos Aires.