What to expect from this year's Global Citizen Festival

Hugh Evans on The Global Citizen Festival
Hugh Evans on The Global Citizen Festival


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!


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