Queen + Adam Lambert Headlining Global Citizen Festival 2019 with Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Carole King and More at Central Park in NYC

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That big announcement Queen + Adam Lambert were hinting at Monday? Yeah, it turned out to be a pretty big deal after all: they’re headlining Global Citizen Festival on September 28 at Central Park in New York City.


The reveal came on Tuesday, along with the full lineup, which is very impressive:

Queen + Adam Lambert

Pharrell Williams

Alicia Keys



Carole King

Here’s more information in the form of a video announcement:

Admission to this event is free, but there’s a catch: You have to enter for a chance to win tickets via the Global Citizen mobile app. More details on that here.

Via Queen’s official announcement:

For the sixth consecutive year,  MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC and for the eighth consecutive year,  iHeartMedia will broadcast the Festival live across its radio stations nationwide and stream the event digitally on iHeartRadio.

Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen,  said,  “After next year we will have only ten short years to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The policies and progress that we make this year, and into 2020, will determine whether we successfully eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and failure is not an option for the world’s poor. We are thrilled to have such an iconic lineup of artists, hosts, and partners join us at such a pivotal moment for this fight as we ask governments and world leaders to take action and end extreme poverty.”

Queen’s Brian May said, “Like Live Aid in 1985, we believe this concert will be a milestone. It will generate practical solutions to address the world’s glaring anomalies. Global Citizen is an organisation which has already moved mountains. We hope this concert will be the beginning of a new era in which all creatures on Earth will eventually benefit.”

Roger Taylor of Queen added, “We are honoured to be a part of this festival and to assist Global Citizen in their amazing quest to help the poorer peoples of our world by attempting to solve some of the most pressing problems of humanity.”

Adam Lambert said, “ I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival working towards one goal. Although there is still work to be done, I am blown away by this organization’s progress to end extreme poverty and can’t wait to celebrate how far we’ve come. ”


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