As the flood of virtual concerts continue, next in line is quite the big one. Global Citizen and the European Commission recently announced the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” Concert. The event, which will be preceded by a summit, will turn the spotlight on the manner in which the global coronavirus pandemic has impacted marginalized communities.
This concert will witness a string of stars, from the likes of Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Quavo, J Balvin, Usher and a number of other artists. Taking his place as the host, will be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In a powerful statement, Miley Cyrus, who’s scheduled to perform, pointed out that their efforts would aid communities. Especially when it comes to COVID-19 testing or even treatment.
“This moment requires all of us to act. As Global Citizens, we’re calling on leaders around the world to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics,” Cyrus said. “Because of this global effort, we will be more able to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, regardless of their income or where they live.”
So, What Does this Concert Bring to the Table?
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, emphasized that this concert will, “bring the centuries-old concept of music as a motivator for change and unity, together with science and data, to honor the problem solvers — including doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers, and human rights advocates — who are racing to not only create the cure for COVID-19, but also to ensure that it’s available for everyone who needs it.”
The summit and concert will work to encourage governments, to implement changes regarding COVID-19 tests and vaccines. In order to make them more accessible and cheaper.
The concert is set to take place on June 27th, so keep an eye out.