International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced details of the 10th anniversary Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place across two stages in New York City’s Central Park in the US and Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, September 24, 2022..

Artists who are Performing at this year’s event at the Central Park stage in New York City will include Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Maneskin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía, while Accra’s Black Star Square will see live performances from acts such as Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and TEMS.

Usher, Stormzy, H.E.R. and SZA, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Gyakie others to perform at Global Citizen Festival in Accra
A photo of Usher at 2020 Grammys

“Decades of systemic and political failures have led humanity into the midst of converging and rapidly deteriorating crises – climate, hunger, health, war and conflict,” says Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans. “The most marginalised populations are paying the price of the stagnant inaction of our leaders, and now millions of lives, and the future of our planet, are at stake.

“We refuse to just stand by and watch! We refuse to accept the starvation of multitudes when solutions are readily at hand. We demand a secure future for girls everywhere. We demand governments keep their promises on climate funding. We demand relief from debts unjustly crushing economies. And we demand action now, while there’s still time to change our collective trajectory.”

The  Global Citizen Festival was first held in 2012 and it is the world’s longest-running global campaign calling for an end to extreme poverty.

Tickets to the festivals are free and can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting www.globalcitizen.org to take action on the campaign’s issues. For each action taken, users earn points that can be redeemed for tickets to the festivals.

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