Jungkook, the youngest member of K-pop supergroup BTS, will bring his solo work to the festival stage.
The Global Citizens Festival announced Wednesday that the singer, who released his latest single “Seven” in July, will join its lineup as a co-headliner. On Sept. 23, Jungkook, 26, and a handful of fellow artists will perform at New York’s Central Park.
Also set to perform at Global Citizen later this month are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stray Kids, Sofia Carson, D-Nice and Anitta with Conan Gray.
“The festival sheds light on important causes and drives action and I’m happy to take part in it,” Jungkook said in a statement shared with the Associated Press. “I can’t wait to perform in front of many people at the Great Lawn in Central Park.”
The seven members of BTS pressed pause on their group work when label Bighit announced in October the musicians would move forward with plans to carry out their obligatory military service in South Korea. The label also said the musicians will stagger their military commitments while they pursue solo projects.
Jin, the eldest member of BTS at 30, began his service in South Korea in December 2022. In August, Suga, 30, took the steps to terminate his enlistment postponement after touring his solo work, BTS label Bighit announced.
Bighit announced last year that BTS is “looking forward to reconvening as a group again in 2025.”