Billie Eilish, BTS, and Elton John will all be playing in different cities across the world to support Global Citizen Live on Saturday. Eilish will be playing in New York, BTS in Seoul, and Elton John in Paris.
Global Citizen is holding the event to help spread awareness for climate change, vaccine equality and famine.
But these three artists are just a few of the amazing lineup that has come out to support Global Citizen.
Along with Eilish, Coldplay and Jennifer Lopez will also be performing in New York City’s Central Park. The even will also feature appearances from Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Ed Sheeran will perform in Paris with Elton John, as well as the Black Eyed Peas and Stormzy. Stevie Wonder will hold a show in Los Angeles.
BTS will create a pre-recorded performance in Seoul, DJ Alok will do the same in Rio de Janeiro, as well as Kylie Minogue in London and Andrea Bocelli in Tuscany.
“Across six continents, artists will help rally citizens in demanding that governments, major corporations and philanthropists work together to defend the planet and defeat poverty,” NGO Global Citizen said in a statement.
The organization said it was centering “the most urgent, interrelated threats hitting those in poverty the hardest — climate change, vaccine equity, and famine.”
Global Citizen says it “wants one billion trees planted, one billion vaccines delivered to the poorest countries and meals for 41 million people on the brink of famine.”
Global Citizen holds concerts around the world to fight for vaccine equality
Now that there are multiple safe and effective vaccines, the fight to distribute them to countries in need has become a central concern.
Earlier this summer, the G-7 Nations pledged to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world. This came after United States President Joe Biden pledged 500 million Pfizer vaccines to countries in need.
The Group of 7 Nations consists of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Japan. This year’s summit was held in Britain, from June 11-13. The G-7 nations are among the wealthiest democracies on earth, and their combined value is more than half of the world’s net wealth.
The group planned to work together to facilitate the distribution of 1 billion vaccines to other countries who are struggling with their vaccination effort and are currently experiencing surging rates of COVID-19 infection.
“We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic working alongside our global partners,” President Biden said after the summit.
“Our vaccine donations don’t include pressure for favors or potential concessions,” he added. “We’re doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic, that’s it.”