Get ready for one of the most star studded charity events of the year, The 2015 Global Citizen Festival. The aim of the festival is to help end extreme poverty by 2030 by launching its global goals of not only spreading awareness, but taking action and getting involved. It will take place on the Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park on September 26, 2015. The free-ticketed concert will feature headlining performances from Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. A star-studded lineup of musicians and celebrities will host including Stephen Colbert, Deborra-lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington, and Olivia Wilde
Over a dozen world leaders and prominent activists have announced their on-stage participation including: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Malala Fund co-founder, Malala Yousafzai; UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio; U2 lead singer and cofounder of ONE, Bono, and more.
From the private sector, leading advocates will include: Facebook Chairman and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg; CEO of Gucci, Marco Bizzarri; H&M Conscious Foundation Acting Global Manager, Maria Bystedt; Caterpillar Foundation President, Michele Sullivan; Wikipedia Founder and Wikia Co-Founder, Jimmy Wales; AOL Inc. CEO, Tim Armstrong; TED Curator, Chris Anderson and more.
In addition there will be video messages and commitments from Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi; President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; and Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima.
This year’s Festival will also feature the Global Citizen Festival Honorary Congressional Host Committee, comprised of leading members from the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives such as Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. (PA), Congressman John Lewis (GA-5), Senator Thad Cochran (MS), and Congressman Joaquin Castro. (TX-20).
The 2015 Global Citizen Festival will air live from Central Park on MSNBC and MSNBC.com from 3-10 p.m. ET. YouTube will also livestream the Festival on www.youtube.com/globalcitizen, presented by T-Mobile, and an audio feed of the concert will also be simulcast live on the "Global Citizen Radio" digital station on iHeartRadio, and digitally streamed on the innovative music and entertainment platform, TIDAL.
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