What to expect from this year's Global Citizen Festival

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Coldplay. Pearl Jam. Ed Sheeran. Beyonce.

What more could a music lover ask for? And if that wasn't enough -- Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek Pinault, Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman are set to host this year's Global Citizen Festival!

The Global Citizen Festival is essentially a movement to bring together communities of people to help tackle the world's biggest challenges. This year, their initiative is to help fight inequality and poverty. In doing so, people all around the country had the ability to get out there and help make an impact.

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According to their website, people must sign up and take action to one of the many social goals such as education, polio and the refugee crisis, in order to win tickets to the festival held in Central Park on September 26. Headlining the tour this year are as mentioned, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, as well as the likes of Common and Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan.

Newly announced guests included Mark Zuckerberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Bono.

The festival will air on MSNBC and stream on iHeartRadio and Tidal starting at 4pm.

Be sure to check out all the highlights, and if you are in NYC, head to Central Park tomorrow as they are giving people the chance to upgrade their tickets to meet and greets! Who wouldn't want to meet Beyonce?!

Take a look at last year's Festival in the gallery below!

Celebs Hit the Global Citizens Festival
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What to expect from this year's Global Citizen Festival
#globalcitizenfestival @hughcevans @nodoubt @tonykanal @tomdumontnd @adrianyoungnd #thatwasamazingπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘gx
TONIGHT! #GlobalCitizenFestival
THANK YOU Ryan Reynolds - a great #GlobalCitizen.
Central Park New York right before I went on stage! #GlobalCitizen #NewYork
I went to Israel and Palestine. I talked to many people on both sides and I know that most everyone I spoke to there wants peace. My generation wants peace. It's the old guard that are still fighting to win while people and children are suffering. Let's do everything we can to encourage a peaceful solution. Music and Art unites. These two artists represent the love we must all find in our hearts to heal old wounds and move FORWARD. Big love to @idanraichel @aliparismusic for joining me onstage today at the #GlobalCitizenFestival and being the embodiment of the @weareheremovement !
Pre-show with Sting
Carrie Underwood, center stage #GlobalCitizenFestival
We r on our way 2 #nyc -excited 4 the @Glblctzn #globalcitizenfestival #centralpark #fightpoverty @honest #honestcitizen
Global Babes. @GLBLCTZN #GlobalCitizenFestival #JayAndBey #NoDoubt #Sting #CarrieUnderwood #TheRoots
What's up gx @nodoubt @tonykanal @tomdumontnd @adrianyoungnd gx
Most important person in this flick? Shawn Gee. He keeps you from making dumb decision$. #GlobalCitizenFestival @glblctzn @aliciakeys @therealswizzz were there too lol
Say what?!? Oh, yea, @aliciakeys just said it "the opposite of 'poverty' is 'justice'" #GlobalCitizenFestival
@jessicaalba #globalcitizenfestival gx
The Deans & The Carters #LovePower πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Great music & great vibes πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
What a night @glblctzn thank you!
No need to reintroduce yourself, silly. I never forgot you! #hov #globalcitizenfestival #beywasthere
Backstage #globalcitizenfestival @nbc special tonight at 9ET Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee
And that's a wrap! Thank you to the 60,000 #GlobalCitizens who joined us on The Great Lawn and the millions who watched from around the world. Together, we will end extreme poverty by 2030.
Shot of the day.. Going global with @glblctzn 🌍🌎🌏✌️ Tonight was out of this world.. Love to everyone who attended and made it happen. On to next year!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ @charlyhillman

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