BTS’s Jung Kook will make his solo debut on the Global Citizen stage at the 2023 edition, joining a lineup that also includes previously announced stars like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, Anitta, Megan Thee Stallion, Stray Kids, Conan Gray, and more. .
Taking place in New York City’s Central Park on September 23, the Global Citizen Festival is a free, live event that drives urgent action to end extreme poverty by calling on world leaders to tackle this issue alongside the climate crisis. and equality for women and girls.
In a statement, Jungkook said, “I am very happy to be joining this year’s Global Citizen Festival as a main star! The festival highlights important issues and stimulates action and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I can’t wait to perform in front of so many people at the Great Lawn in Central Park.” .
Jungkook previously performed at the International Advocacy Organization Festival in 2021 as part of BTS, and has also shared the stage with Coldplay. His participation also comes on the heels of his first single outside of BTS, “Seven (feat. Latto)” which debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100.
Also nominated this year are DJ D-Nice and singer and actress Sofia Carson. Other celebrities slated to star in this year’s campaign include Busy Philipps, Bill Nye, Carmelo Anthony, Common, Gayle King, Jordan Fisher and Sophia Bush, among a long list of others.
Tickets to the show are free but require joining Global Citizen’s advocacy campaign (see more information). here). “Extreme poverty, hunger and food insecurity threaten lives and health,” said Ann Beth Tvenrim, Norwegian Minister for International Development. The call to action is crystal clear: we need to increase investments in small-scale, climate-resilient food production. Growing in agriculture is the most effective way to create jobs, fight poverty and fight hunger. The Global Citizen Festival is important to mobilize more people and more investments towards the common goals of the world – our Sustainable Development Goals.
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