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Global Citizen Live

In 2019, the Sydney Opera House became the first major Australian arts organisation to make a commitment to achieving the Global Goals. We continue to further embed the Global Goals into our work.

We were super excited to have been part of Global Citizen Live – a 24-hour Global event featuring over 70 artists across seven continents. Broadcast around the world, Sydney Opera House played host to an amazing performance by Delta Goodrem with special appearances from fellow Aussies, Hugh Jackman, Cathy Freeman and Celeste Barber.  

Global Citizen Live was a once-in-a-generation day of unity, calling on world leaders, philanthropists and corporations to defend the planet and defeat poverty. Featuring artists including Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Elton John. Lizzo and more, luminaries, and dignitaries on stage at festivals and events across six continents.

The results: over 60 million COVID-19 vaccines, 157 million trees, and over US$1.1 billion committed to climate, famine, and COVID response efforts.

Find out more about Global Citizen Live 2021

What is Global Citizen Live? Click to read

Global Citizen Live is a 24-hour live broadcast with events and performances happening around the world beginning September 25. The global broadcast will feature dozens of artists, activists, corporate leaders, philanthropists, and world leaders all uniting to defend the planet and defeat poverty, in support of Global Citizen’s year-long Recovery Plan for the World campaign, which is working to kickstart a global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Who’s performing? Click to read

Artists from around the world are coming together for Global Citizen Live for a truly global experience. 

Artists and entertainers donating their time and talent to support the campaign and global broadcast special include: Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Alok, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, Black Eyed Peas, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, Criolo, Cyndi Lauper, Delta Goodrem, Davido, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Batiste, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Liniker, Lizzo, Lorde, Made Kuti, Mart’nália, Meek Mill, Metallica, Mosquito, Rag'n'Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, Tropkillaz, and Usher, from locations in Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, Sydney, and more to be announced. 

How does Global Citizen’s model work to actually drive change?  Click to read

You can read here all about Global Citizen’s model and how it works to defend the planet and defeat poverty — including what action-taking is and why it’s so important, how they work behind the scenes with governments and corporations around the world to announce commitments, and how we follow up to make sure commitments are delivered. 

What’s Global Citizen Live hoping to achieve? Click to read

Global Citizen Live is part of Global Citizen’s overarching Recovery Plan for the World, a year-long campaign to help end COVID-19 by calling on governments, philanthropists, and the private sector for financial commitments to kickstart an equitable global recovery.

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