Sunday, September 29, 2019

VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert headline Global Citizen Festival

Queen and Adam Lambert headlined the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on September 28.

NBC News reports more than 60,000 people attended the seventh annual event that mixes musical performances with activism aimed at ending poverty throughout the world by 2030.

Queen and Lambert rocked a 13-song set of classic tracks, opening with 1974’s “Now I’m Here” and highlighting their 1975 smash, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, before closing with the one-two punch of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions.”

“We’re asking fans to take action to ask certain governments around the take part in helping take care of our oceans,” said Lambert on the issue of climate change. “Fish and wildlife in the ocean are literally gagging on pieces of plastic and it’s killing them.”

Organized by Global Citizen, the five-hour event also delivered performances by artists including Alicia Keys, Pharell Williams and OneRepublic, and comes on the heels of the Global Climate Strike led by teen activist Greta Thunberg and the U.N. Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York.

The Global Citizen initiative will culminate next year with “Global Go Live: The Possible Dream”, a 10-hour concert to be held in September 2020 on five continents.

The show – featuring Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder, among others – will be broadcast live from New York City, Lagos, Nigeria, and other cities in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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