Kendrick Lamar And Rihanna To Headline Global Citizen Festival

The 2016 Global Citizen Festival is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2016 on the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna are two of the headliners along with Metallica and Selena Gomez this year, with performances by Usher, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Eddie Vedder, Yandel and Yusuf/Cat Stevens. The hosts of this year’s special event, which will aim to spread awareness of the movement’s education platform, will be Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault and Seth Meyers.

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Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Citizen, says, “Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than 6 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty – actions that are set to affect the lives of over 650 million of the world’s most marginalized people. This year’s festival – and this incredible lineup – is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world’s biggest problems.”

Fans interested in attending the free event can enter the prize draws for tickets at globalcitizenfestival.com. Almost 50,000 tickets will be given out. Live streams of the concert can be accessed via MSNBC, MSNBC.com, YouTube and iHeartRadio platforms including its website and app.

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