Global Goal: Dwayne Johnson hosts Global Citizen streaming concert
Staff Reporter | On 26, Jun 2020
Dwayne Johnson will be hosting an online concert for Global Citizen and the European Commission this weekend.
The global digital event will highlight the disproportionate impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on marginalised communities — including people of colour, those living in extreme poverty, and other communities facing discrimination. It will bring together some of the world’s leading entertainers with global leaders to honour the problem-solvers — doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers, and human rights advocates — who are racing to not only create the cure for the virus, but also to ensure that it’s available to everyone who needs it.
“If we’re going to end COVID-19, we need to end COVID-19 for all people, everywhere. That’s why the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future campaign is calling on world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to deliver testing, treatments, and vaccines equally for everyone,” says Global Citizen.
The concert will feature performances from Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Quavo, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade, Christine and the Queens, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and the For Love Choir. There will also be appearances from Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Olivia Colman.
You can stream the concert below – or sign a petition and donate to the campaign here.