Global Citizen Announces Lineup for 2018 Festival, Featuring The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, and More

Global Citizen Announces Lineup for 2018 Festival, Featuring The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, and More

Global Citizen announces The 2018 Global Citizen Festival at New York City's Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 29. Headlining the festival is The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, and Janelle Monáe, with John Legend performing a special guest set.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will return to host the event, with co-hosts that include Camren Bicondova, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Gus Kenworthy, Kal Penn, La La Anthony, Naomi Campbell, and Rachel Brosnahan.

The musical artists will stand together with activists, music fans, and millions of Global Citizens across the globe to call on world leaders to fulfill their obligation to achieve the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and end extreme poverty by 2030.

The 2018 Global Citizen Festival serves as a platform to demand that these world leaders uphold their responsibilities surrounding a variety of key policy issues. This year, Global Citizens will be taking action toward ensuring people don't suffer needlessly from preventable diseases; giving every child access to a quality education; getting US states to banish child marriage with new laws; making sure all people have access to enough nutritious food and clean drinking water; prioritizing menstrual hygiene; reducing the amount of single-use plastics that are used; eliminating bail bond programs that unfairly target the poor; and more.

To earn admission to the free festival, Global Citizen wants you to join the movement at or by downloading the Global Citizen app. Global Citizens will have four chances to win free tickets as part of our "Be the Generation to Take Action" campaign.

The 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York will be presented for the very first time by Citi. For the fifth consecutive year, MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the festival on MSNBC and iHeartMedia will broadcast live from Central Park on more than 150 radio stations across the US and streamed on the iHeartRadio app. The festival will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter, presented by Johnson & Johnson.

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