Dwayne Johnson, Miley Cyrus among celebs taking part in Global Citizen concert special
Global Citizen is bringing together some of Hollywood's biggest names in their ongoing battle against COVID-19.
As part of the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future summit and concert specials, a slew of celebrities will ban together to bring attention to the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on marginalized communities.
The summit will stream online via Global Citizen on June 27 and will feature panel discussions and interviews with experts and thought-leaders moderated by journalists Katie Couric, Mallika Kapur, Morgan Radford, Isha Sesay, and Keir Simmons.
As part of the concert special, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and airing on NBC, viewers can look forward to musical performances from Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Quavo, and J Balvin. On Wednesday, Global Citizen announced the addition of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the original Broadway cast of Hamilton with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots.
Non-musical appearances during the live event will include Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Olivia Colman.
“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, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen in a statement. "If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to equitably deliver testing, treatments, and vaccines.”
The concert special is also set to stream online on global platforms including Apple, Roku, Insight, TIDAL, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo! and YouTube.
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