Global Citizen Live Hits London Town
The International organisation Global Citizen is set to host is first Global Citizen Live London this April. The organisation known for hosting its annual Global Citizen Festival which has taken place in New York since 2012 has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling for an end to extreme poverty.
Set to coincide wit the Commonwealth heads of Government Meeting and the centenary year of Nelson Mandela. Hosts and performers will join thousands of Global Citizens who are demanding Commonwealth leaders honour Mandela's legacy and make major investments to end extreme poverty by supporting women and girls, ensuring legal gender equity, providing access to education for children in crises, ending modern slavery, and eradicating diseases including polio, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases.
The event is set to take place on April 17th at the O2 Academy Brixton and will have a lineup of artists including Lady Leshurr, Kojo Funds, Lil Simz, Emeli Sande, Professort Green, Naughty Boy and many more. Hosts of the night will include May Jama Adwoa Aboah, Ade Adepitan and DJ Neev.
Entry to the event is free and Fans and activists can earn free tickets to the night of special programming by signing up at gclive.london and taking action.
Since the campaign's launch last month , Global Citizens have taken more than 44,000 actions, including emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and speaking up on social media, on behalf of the world's poor.
Fans have untill April 12th to enter for a chance to attend the event.
You can find out more by visiting the Global Citizen website here.
Words: Seneo Mwamba
Images: Edelman PR