Mediacorp to air Global Goal concert with Dwayne Johnson, Miley Cyrus and more
Viewers in Singapore can catch the show on Sunday (Jun 28) from 2am to 4am on Channel 5 and meWatch. Other artistes performing include Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Shakira, Coldplay and Chloe x Halle.
Singapore viewers can catch the upcoming Global Goal: Unite For Our Future – The Concert, hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, on Sunday (Jun 28) on Channel 5 and meWATCH.
The concert will air from 2am to 4am as part of the world premiere, with an encore telecast from 9.30pm to 11.30pm.
Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on the globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make COVID-19 tests and treatment available and equitable for all.
Other artistes performing in isolation include Usher, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Chloe x Halle.
The concert will also feature appearances from Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, David Beckham and more.
The advocacy organisation Global Citizen and the European Commission made the announcement about the concert on Monday.
"The event aims to lift up the global community that is tackling equitable access to healthcare, and other enormous injustices facing our world," Johnson said in a statement.
Organisers say the show is not a fundraiser, but is instead intended to draw awareness to the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on marginalised communities.
This is the second worldwide special rolled out by Global Citizen after it partnered in April with the World Health Organization to produce One World: Together At Home to celebrate the efforts of frontline health workers in their combat against COVID-19.
That show was broadcast in over 170 countries and watched by over 300 million people.
"Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the color of their skin," organisation founder Hugh Evans said in a statement. "If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to equitably deliver testing, treatments and vaccines."
The concert will follow Global Goal: United for Our Future – The Summit, a streaming event featuring panel discussions and interviews by journalists like Katie Couric that's also meant to be "a global pledging moment where world leaders, corporations and philanthropists will announce new commitments" to help equitably distribute tests, treatments and vaccines, as well as rebuild communities, the statement said.