Friday, September 27, 2019

Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne among artists to perform at Global Goal Live concert

Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder are among the artists announced to perform at the Global Goal Live concert in September of 2020.

Organized by international advocacy group Global Citizen, the event is part of “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream,” a year-long campaign to get the world back on track to achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a roadmap to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, and reduce inequality by 2030, agreed to by all 193 member states of the United Nations in 2015.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has assessed that the world's poorest 59 countries need at least an additional $350 billion a year to achieve the Global Goals.

Working alongside, and in support of the United Nations, this campaign will call on governments, philanthropists, and the private sector to step forward, take responsibility for the goals, and provide the $350 billion needed annually for people and the planet to achieve the Global Goals in the poorest countries. These new funding commitments will fall into the areas of human capital, gender equality, and sustainability.

Scheduled for September 26, 2020, the historic 10-hour global Global Goal Live broadcast will span five continents, with simultaneous anchor events currently planned for Central Park in New York, and Lagos, Nigeria, and to-be-announced cities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Hosts already confirmed include Deborra-lee Furness & Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Jill Vedder, Rachel Brosnahan, Trevor Noah and Uzo Aduba, with more to be added in the coming months; other artists set to participate in the concert are Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Muse, Pharrell Williams, Shawn Mendes, Usher and more.

For information on the initiative and concert event, visit

Metallica will resume their WorldWired tour next month with a series of dates in Australia and New Zealand.

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