Priyanka Chopra will host the Global Citizen Festival 2022 in New York
The music festival will take place on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park and will feature performances by Metallica, Charlie Puth, Mariah Carey, Rosalia and Maneskin.
The actress and activist hosted Global Citizen Live in Paris last year.
“I’m very proud to be able to celebrate each person who has come together to make Global Citizen what it is,” Chopra told CNN in an interview ahead of the announcement. “This is my seventh year with Global Citizen, so I just feel like part of the family and I just want to make sure this revolution and this movement keeps moving forward. If you look back at what every Global Citizen has been able to achieve and their accomplishments over the past 10 years are remarkable.”
The Jonas Brothers will also take the stage in Central Park. Chopra is married to Nick Jonas.
“I’m very happy to welcome the Jonas Brothers into the fold,” Chopra said with a laugh. “Nick and I have always been very into philanthropy individually, and I think it’s really amazing to be able to cross our paths together, and [for] something that is close to our hearts as a family.”
The couple welcomed their first child earlier this year.
The festival will also take place at Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana and will feature artists such as Usher, SZA, HER and Gyakie.
“This is the first time that we have organized a full Global Citizen festival in West Africa and the reason for this is that we wanted to mark the 20th anniversary of the African Union and the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from to Britain,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. told CNN. “It’s a huge moment. And you can imagine the journey across the seas from Ghana to New York…I think it’s just a moment of unity for the whole world.”
According to Global Citizen’s press release, “This year’s Global Citizen Festival mission will call on world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly and ahead of the G20 and COP27 in November to scale up and invest $600 million in future for women and girls. , close the $10 billion annual climate finance gap, provide $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis, and provide urgent relief from crippling debts to put end extreme poverty NOW.