Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill will be headlining the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park

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Global Citizen has announced headlining Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill for this year’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, with performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Gray and Stray Kids.

International advocacy organization citizen of the world has announced the 2023 Global Citizen Festival for Saturday, September 23 at Central Park’s Great Lawn in New York City. The free-ticket event will drive action to end extreme poverty, led by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill, with performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Gray and Stray Kids.

The Global Citizen Festival 2023 campaign aims to address the key issues driving extreme poverty, including the impact of climate change on the Global South, the inequalities affecting women and girls worldwide, and the global hunger crisis.

The event comes as world leaders are calling for urgent action as they meet in New York City in September for the United Nations General Assembly.

Tickets for the Global Citizen Festival 2023 are free and can be purchased by joining the movement and completing a task Global Citizen app or hers website as part of the organization’s initiative to raise awareness of poverty, hunger, climate change and inequalities faced by women and girls worldwide.

“The COP27, this year’s G7, the World Bank Spring Meetings and the Paris Climate Finance Summit have all failed to deliver tangible results or disrupt the world’s systems of injustice,” said Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen.

“But complacency cannot triumph. If we are to make breakthroughs on development and climate change, the US, UK, Canada, Australia and all G7 countries must live up to the urgency of the moment. Every single citizen has a crucial role to play and together we must focus on delivering results and impact in September.

The Central Park event follows a similar concert in France, Power Our Planet: Live in Paris, which featured Billie Eilish, Finneas, Lenny Kravitz, Jon Batiste, HER and Ben Harper in front of the Eiffel Tower. The show coincided with the summit meeting for a new fiscal pact and was meant to pressure for change.