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How and when to watch the 2023 Global Citizen Festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook and Anitta will be headlining the festival.

Some big names, including the likes of Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Nomzamo Mbatha and Eddie Izzard will take to the Global Citizen Festival stage on Saturday.

The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music event where fans take action towards ending extreme poverty. The first Global Citizen Festival took place in New York City on 29 September 2012 with the Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, John Legend, Band of Horses, K’naan, Neil Young and Crazy Horse as headline acts.

The organisation has grown from strength to strength over the last 10 years. Since its establishment in 2008, $43.6 billion in commitments announced on Global Citizen platforms has been deployed, impacting nearly 1.3 billion lives.

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When is the 2023 Global Citizen Festival?

The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will take place at New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, where 60 000 global citizens and the world’s leading artists and advocates, will gather for a day of action and advocacy for equity, for the planet, for food, for jobs and to end extreme poverty now, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly.

Celebs at the festival

South-African born actress, Charlize Theron, comedian Chris Rock, businessman and television personality Daymond John, British comedian Eddie Izzard, actress Katie Holmes, American media personality and actress Liza Koshy, American actress, Natasha Lyonne, South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha and American journalist Vladimir Duthiers are set to join the line-up that will take the stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn.

Artists billed to perform

The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will be headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook and Anitta, with performances from Conan Gray, D-Nice, Sofia Carson and Stray Kids.

Previously announced participants include: Governor Helder Barbalho and State Secretary for Indigenous People Puyr Tembé from the Brazilian State of Pará, Bill Nye, Bridget Moynahan, Busy Philipps, Carmelo Anthony, Common, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, Gayle King, Jordan Fisher, Lewis Pugh, Padma Lakshmi, Phoebe Gates, Rachel Brosnahan, Sophia Bush, and renowned advocates Barbie Izquierdo, Deja Foxx, Ineza Umuhoza Grace, Jerome Foster II, Nkosana Butholenkosi Masuku, Sophia Kianni, Pashtana Durrani, Xiye Bastida and Wangari Kuria.

How South Africans can watch The 2023 Global Citizen Festival

The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed on the following platforms from 4pm on Saturday:

  • ABC News Live,
  • Apple Music and the Apple TV app
  • Prime Video
  • Amazon Music channel on Twitch
  • Facebook
  • HBO Max
  • Hulu
  • iHeartRadio
  • Mediacorp
  • SABC
  • TikTok
  • TimesLIVE
  • TNT
  • TV3
  • Veeps
  • YouTube
  • The Global Citizen app and www.globalcitizen.org.

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