Global leaders and celebrities gathered at the Play it Out music festival to #BeatPlasticPollution this past Saturday, June 1st on the island of Antigua and Barbuda.
The event brought together a strong line-up of world leaders, policymakers and celebrities to make a fervent plea about the severe environmental consequences of plastic pollution.
Grammy Award winner, Ashanti, headlined the show along with Machel Montano, Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘King of Soca’. Other international artists included Cody Simpson, Bomba Estereo, Nico & Vinz, DJ Robin Schulz, Rocky Dawuni, and St. Lucia. The event was co-hosted by actress Meagan Good and UN Environment Wild for Life programme advocate Amanda Cerny, while speakers include actor Adrian Grenier.
The festival was part of a broader campaign led by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, who earlier this year launched a global call to action on plastic pollution. The campaign focuses on phasing out the use of single-use plastics and aims to raise awareness of the impact of plastics on the environment and human health.
The festival was organized in partnership with the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and Norway. Other campaign supporters include the Government of Monaco, the Government of Qatar, UN Environment, UNOPS, TKG | The Krim Group, and Lonely Whale.