Metallica, Ozzy, Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder & more committed to 2020 10-hour global broadcast event
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on September 30, 2019
A huge roster of musicians are getting together for a massive all-star concert…but you’ll have to wait an entire year to see it.
On September 26, 2020, a lineup including veteran rockers such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder and Coldplay — as well as other music stars like Miley Cyrus, Muse, Shawn Mendes, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish and Lizzo — will come together for a 10-hour concert event called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream that will be staged over five continents.
Hosts for the event will include Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, Idris Elba, Rachel Brosnahan, Trevor Noah and Uzo Aduba, with more to be added in the coming months.
There will be a global TV broadcast of the concert, with Mark Burnett of The Voice, Survivor and Shark Tank fame serving as executive producer.
So, why is this concert taking place? Well, this past week, the international organization Global Citizen announced a year-long campaign called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. The campaign is designed to help the world end extreme poverty, stop climate change, and reduce inequality by 2030. These so-called Global Goals have been agreed to by all 193 member states of the United Nations.
The campaign is asking governments, philanthropists and the private sector to provide $350 billion needed annually so that the Global Goals can be reached in the world’s 59 poorest countries.
The culmination of the event will be the concert. Performer lineups and locations will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit GlobalGoal2020.com.
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