2023 Global Citizen Festival held in Central Park

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2023 Global Citizen Festival held in Central Park
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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Anitta and Jung Kook of BTS took the stage at the 2023 Global Citizen Festival, and the entire event was broadcast to the world. CeFaan Kim has more.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Anitta and Jung Kook of BTS took the stage at the 2023 Global Citizen Festival, and the entire event was broadcast to the world.

The benefit concert took place in New York City's Central Park.

The Global Citizen Festival provided free tickets to the event in exchange for fans taking action for social change on the group's app and website. Global Citizen supporters are urging governments to take action to address extreme poverty and the system issues that keep millions of people from escaping it.

A star-studded festival with a global purpose is happening this weekend. ABC13 spoke to founder and CEO Hugh Evans about the Global Citizen Festival.

The festival marked one of the first times record-setting K-Pop singer Jung Kook performed live without BTS. His debut solo single "Seven" hit No. 1 in the United States and around the world this summer.

Additional performers included Conan Gray, D-Nice, Sofia Carson and Stray Kids.

Speakers ranged from Bill Nye the Science Guy to rapper Common, TV host Padma Lakshmi to basketball star Carmelo Anthony and numerous advocates from around the also encouraged viewers to take additional actions.

Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Junk Kook's Global Citizen Festival performance was his first without BTS. This has since been corrected.