The Big Climate Thing Shares First-Ever Artist Lineup: Khruangbin, Haim, The Roots and More
The Big Climate Thing has announced its first-ever artist lineup for the inaugural Sept. 16 through 18 event at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium. The new climate action concert will raise awareness about growing concern over human-led destruction of the planet and increase public acknowledgment of the personal responsibilities we as inhibitors can adopt to eliminate the advancement of global warming.
Leading the artist lineup are Khruangbin, Haim, The Roots, Sheryl Crow, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Courtney Barnett and Princess Nokia. Additionally, music will be performed by 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.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman offered, “I think music, along with all the cultural industries, have spent way too long sitting back on this issue.” She continued, “I believe music plays a primarily emotional role in people’s lives, and as such I think it has huge potential in pushing us to recognize our tangled emotions around this topic. When I imagine a stadium full of people coming together for a climate event centered on music, what I imagine is an enormous opportunity to feel a solidarity that has been so missing here. I truly hope that an enormous in-person event can have some power to bring people together and create some common experience around climate, and push those in attendance to examine their climate feelings and push through them enough to act.”
Julia Cummings of Sunflower Beans added, “I believe that music is one of the most powerful communication tools we have on this planet, way deeper than just words could ever express.” She concluded, “Music has to power to influence people’s decisions by touching their hearts and relating to them on the human condition. We are all facing the same problem: this is all our home and it happens to be on fire. If we can figure out how to properly utilize music in this era of the climate crisis, I know more good could be done.”
See the complete artist lineup below.