Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar Announced as Headliners of Global Citizen Festival
Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar have been annunced has the headliners of the fifth Global Citizen Festival.
The superstars are joiining fellow stars like Selena Gomez, Major Lazer, and Metallica as headliners for the free concert.
Other artists on this year’s bill range from Usher and Ellie Goulding to Eddie Vedder and Chris Martin. The event, which will be streamed live, will be hosted by Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra, and Salma Hayek, among others.
Global Citizen, is a festival that is expected to draw 60,000 attendees this year. The event encourages activism and is meant to fight poverty and gender inequality around the world. Instead of purchasing tickets, fans who want to attend will have to complete tasks on the Global Citizen website. That includes making phone calls to elected officials and/or attending rallies.
Global Citizen festival will take place at the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park on Sept. 24