How many artists have joined our mission to end extreme poverty in the past 10 years? The answer might surprise you.
In case you missed it, over the past five weeks our lovely Global Citizen social media team has been cooking up some tricky questions for you on our Instagram ahead of this year’s Global Citizen Festival. Everything is in preparation for the Global Citizen Festival 2022, which will take place on September 24 in New York and, for the very first time, in Accra, Ghana.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Global Citizen bringing artists and activists together on the Central Park stage. During these 10 years, we have lived through some truly memorable moments.
From incredible commitments to our mission to end poverty to iconic performances from a host of talented changemakers, it’s been quite a scenic journey to get here, and we’re so grateful that you came on the journey.
But just as the show must go on, so must the work. The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will be a night of celebration but also an opportunity to send a message to world leaders to act NOW to end extreme poverty.
This year’s festival takes place in the middle of the United Nations General Assembly in September, and the G20 Summit and COP27 in November. We call on world leaders to step up and invest $600 million in the future of women and girls, close the $10 billion annual climate finance gap, provide $500 million to help African farmers to respond to the global food crisis and to provide emergency aid. crippling debts.
Learn more about the Global Citizen Festival 2022 here.
It’s a tall order, but as the past 10 years have shown us, we have the power to drive big change together. So keep signing those petitions and emailing those leaders, tune in to the 2022 Global Citizen Festival (and host a watch party!) to see how your actions can change the world.
Now let’s go. Test your knowledge of the Global Citizen Festival with our Q&A covering the past 10 years. All the answers will be revealed at the bottom of this article.
1. Over the past decade, how many actions have global citizens taken?
A. 2.6 million
B. 12.7 million
30.4 million dinars
2. Coldplay frontman and Global Citizen International Festival curator Chris Martin has collaborated with all but one of the following artists on the festival stage. Show me the lie:
B. Ed Sheeran
D. Billie Eilish
3. In what year did Beyonce and Ed Sheeran perform “Drunk in Love” together on stage at the Global Citizen Festival?
D. Trick question — never!
4. Guess who: Who joined 2016 Global Citizen Festival host Hugh Jackman on stage on a bike designed for two?
A. Chelsea manager
C. Eddie Vedder
5. How many people have attended World Citizen Festivals in the past 10 years?
1 million dinars
6. Guess Who: Who joined Jay-Z on stage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival?
B. Alicia Keys
D. Without a doubt
7. Which of these artists has not performed at the Global Citizen Festival yet?
A. Janelle Monae
B. Elton John
D. Mariah Carey
8. Michelle Obama, Malala, Beyoncé — what year did all of these amazing women take to the stage at the Global Citizen Festival?
9. Over the past 10 years, how many artists in total have appeared on the stage of our festival?
10. Guess Who: Who joined Queen on stage for their 2019 set at the Global Citizen Festival?
B. Adam Lambert
C. Pharrell Williams
11. All but one of these cities hosted Global Citizen Live in 2021. Name the outlier!
12. Which amazing artist from the 2021 Global Citizen Live New York lineup took a moment during their set to discuss the history of Seneca Village and institutional racism?
B. Jennifer Lopez
C. Billie Eilish
D. Alessia Cara
13. In the last 10 years, how many world leaders and dignitaries have appeared on the stage of our festival?
14. What year did K-pop supergroup BTS launch the festival?
15. In 2019, Carole King performed in Central Park for the first time since 1973 with what pop power?
B. Kelly Clarkson
D. Selena Gomez
16. Pharrell made crowds “happy” at the Global Citizen Festival in all but one of the following years. Which?
17. In 2021, who joined Elton John on the Global Citizen Live stage in Paris?
C. Angelique Kidjo
D. Ed Sheeran
18. In what year did the Foo Fighters first perform on stage at the Global Citizen Festival?
D. They haven’t played on our stage yet!
19. Over the past decade, actions taken by Global Citizens have impacted ____ lives?
A. 1.15 million
B. 6.3 million
About 1.15 billion
7.4 billion dinars
20. Alicia Keys has performed at the Global Citizen Festival in all but one of the following years:
1. D. 30.4 million records. Thanks to your actions, we have been able to touch more than a billion lives and distribute 41.4 billion dollars. That’s a lot of change!
2. C.Metallica. Chris Martin has joined our spectacular artists on stage over the years (who could forget the Billie x FINNEAS x Coldplay collaboration from Global Citizen Live?) but not yet Metallica — who we’re thrilled to welcome back to the Global Citizen stage. festival this year!
3. B World Citizen Festival 2015. Iconic.
4. A. None other than an actor Chelsea manager! Who could ever forget this rap?
5. D. 1 million. It’s a million citizens of the world who take action and win free tickets for our events!
6. A. Beyoncé. Queen Bey herself! Talk about a power couple.
7.D. Mariah Carey. The New York native superstar will join the Global Citizen Festival stage for the first time at this year’s festival on September 24!
8. C. 2015. What. A night. Three emblematic women on the same stage? And who could forget the viral moment when Beyoncé and Michelle hugged? Not us!
9. B. 500 artists. These are 500 artists who have given their time for our mission to end extreme poverty and promote equality for all.
10. B. Adam Lambert. Vocal power really rocks every scene with Queen + Adam Lambert, since he began touring with the iconic band in 2014’s Chef’s Kiss.
11. D. Accra. The Ghanaian capital will host the stage of the Global Citizen Festival for the first time this year with performances by Usher, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, SZA and TEMS. Don’t miss it!
12. A.Lizzo. Between energetic and uplifting sets, Lizzo took a moment to educate the crowd on an important historical part of New York City and Central Park.
13. D. 282. Thanks to your actions and dedication, we were able to bring 282 world leaders and dignitaries to our stage to announce vital commitments and pledge their support for our missions to end poverty, demand equity and defend the planet. .
14. J. 2021. Open Global Citizen Live with their hit “Permission to Dance”? Too good.
15.B.Kelly Clarkson. Their performance of “Where You Lead” is everything.
16.A. 2016. That’s three years of amazing performance from the amazing changemaker! It makes us “happy”.
17. A.Charlie Puth. The two performed their new song “After All” together in front of the Eiffel Tower at Global Citizen Live 2021. Find Charlie Puth again this year at Global Citizen Festival: NYC!
18. C. 2012. Foo Fighters rocked the park in 2012 with Neil Young featuring Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’Naan.
19. C. 1.15 billion lives. Through funding and commitments to education, poverty alleviation, hunger relief, and more, global citizens have so far impacted the lives of 1.15 billion people.
20. D. 2021. Alicia Keys has joined the Global Citizen Festival stage three times, advocating for women and girls living in extreme poverty, racial equality and the eradication of AIDS.
Editor’s Note: Liv Smith, Rosie Sherman and Camille May contributed to this story.
The Global Citizen Festival calls on world leaders, businesses and philanthropists to do more than they have ever done before to end extreme poverty NOW. Through our global campaign and with stages in two iconic locations – Central Park in New York and Black Star Square in Accra – we will bring together leaders, artists, activists and citizens from around the world on September 24 to deliver a political agenda ambitious program focused on empowering girls and women, taking climate action, breaking down systemic barriers and mobilizing activists and advocates. Wherever you are in the world, you can join the campaign and take action now by downloading the Global Citizen app.