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Metallica and Mariah Carey set for Global Citizen Festival – Music News

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Metallica and Mariah Carey set for Global Citizen Festival – Music News

Metallica and Mariah Carey will headline World Citizen’s New York festival.

The legendary heavy steel band and the ‘Hero’ hitmaker will be joined by the Jonas Brothers, Rosalía, Maneskin and Charlie Puth at the 10th edition of the yearly fundraising concert, which raise recognition of extreme poverty.

The massive functions will play the free of charge live performance at Central Park on September 24.

In Accra, Ghana, meanwhile, Usher, SZA, H.E.R., Stormzy and a lot more will carry out at Black Star Square for the trigger.

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas will host proceedings.

World Citizen CEO Hugh Evans highlighted the regarding stats stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine, which has compelled millions on millions of people today into extraordinary poverty, with the alarming quantity only established to increase toward the conclude of the 12 months, because of to the world wide charge of living disaster.

He said: “We are essentially at one particular crucial inflection issue wherever COVID has pushed nearly 100 million folks into extreme poverty and now Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created the scenario so considerably even worse.

“As lots of as 323 million individuals are now struggling with acute starvation. And if we do not take urgent action now, as several as 200 million more men and women are probable to be plunged into severe poverty by November, bringing the full variety of folks residing in severe poverty to more than a billion people today once more.”

Past year, the likes of Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello done for World-wide Citizen.

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