International advocacy organisation Global Citizen announced today that Lady Leshurr, Kojo Funds, and Little Simz will perform at Global Citizen Live London, withAdwoa Aboah, Ade Adepitan, and DJ Neev set to appear as hosts. The free-ticketed event will take place on Tuesday, 17 April at the O2 Academy Brixton, and includes previously announced performers Emeli Sandé, Professor Green, Naughty Boy, Gabrielle Aplin, Luisa Omielan, and Hussain Manawer.
Global Citizen Live London is timed to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the centenary year of Nelson Mandela, who famously called for an end to extreme poverty in his final public speech in Trafalgar Square. As hosts and performers, the artists 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.
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 on 8 March, 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.
For more information about how to join the movement, please visit www.globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtznUK on Twitter and Facebook and @GlbCtzn on Instagram and YouTube, or using #GlobalCitizenLive.