All-star lineup to be featured on Global Goal: Unite for our Future — the Concert
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the special airs on CBC-TV and CBC Gem on Saturday, June 27
International advocacy organisation Global Citizen and the European Commission have announced Global Goal: Unite for our Future — the Concert, a globally televised and digitally streamed special that will highlight the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on marginalized communities, including people of colour, those living in extreme poverty and others facing discrimination.
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the concert will feature performances by Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade.
The concert will also include appearances from Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and others.
Global Goal: Unite for our Future — the Concert will premiere on Saturday, June 27, 2020 on broadcast networks across the globe, including CBC. Viewers can tune in to CBC-TV and CBC Gem at 8 p.m. ET, PT/9 p.m. AT, MT, CT/9:30 p.m. NT.
"The event aims to lift up the global community that is tackling equitable access to healthcare, and other enormous injustices facing our world," says host Johnson via press release. "This critical moment in history requires all of us — so let's join together to chart a better future, for everyone."
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, concurs: "Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the colour of their skin. If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to develop and equitably deliver testing, treatments and vaccines."