The Big Climate Thing, a three-day event titled “Concert for People and the Planet,” will be held September 16-18 at Forest Hills Stadium in New York. The event will feature sets by Khruangbin, Haim, The Roots, Sheryl Crow, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Courtney Barnett and Princess Nokia, among others.
Alongside sets from an eclectic group of acts, the shows also promise “immersive on-site activations and curated content,” aiming to raise awareness, take action and inspire real-time solutions to the global climate crisis.
“The Big Climate Thing is produced by Climate Control Projects, formed in 2020 by a group of music industry veterans and activists,” read a statement announcing the performance. “Her mission is to work within popular culture to create awareness, accountability and action around the issue of climate change. CCP produces content and events that engage mainstream audiences and connect them to the climate crisis on a personal level, leading to immediately accessible and actionable solutions.”
CCP has teamed up with charity partner EarthPercent — a climate protection group originally founded by legendary musician/producer Brian Eno — for the Big Climate Thing, with the two organizations working together to create “holistic, inclusive and impactful opportunities for music creators to be empowered take action to end the climate crisis.”
Other acts set to perform at Big Climate Thing include: Antibalas, Ayoni, Bonny Light Horseman, Guster, Joe Sumner & Friends, Mykki Blanco, Pom Pom Squad, Seratones, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sunflower Bean, The Weather Station and Valerie June.
Check out the full line-up for the show below.