Global Citizen and the European Commission have announced a new virtual concert called ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’. To be hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the concert will take place June 27 and will feature performances from Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Christine and the Queens, Quavo, J Balvin, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Chloe x Halle, and more. The event will also feature appearances from non-musical guests including Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, and others.
“This moment requires all of us to act,” Miley Cyrus said in a press release. “As Global Citizens, we’re calling on leaders around the world to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics. Because of this global effort, we will be more able to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, regardless of their income or where they live.”
Shakira added: “Global Citizens around the world are calling on world leaders to help bring an end to COVID-19 by urging them to commit the billions of dollars needed to deliver testing, treatments and vaccines to everyone, everywhere. We need health equity and global justice, and we know that only by uniting to fight for the world we want can we build back toward a healthier future for all.”
In the US, the concert will air on NBC and iHeartMedia. It will also be available for streaming globally on Apple, Roku, Tidal, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and other platforms. For more info, visit Global Goal’s website.