The Global Citizen Festival is back and better than ever.
It's the fifth time around that stars flock to put together a festival that brings awareness and tries to hold world leaders accountable for the progress being made toward achieving the Global Goals set out by the United Nations. Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica will be headlining the free event on the Great Lawn in Central Park on September 24.
“I couldn’t be more honored to participate in the Global Citizen Festival as it continues to help solve important issues around the world. I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education," Gomez stated.
Salma Hayek will be hosting the show alongside Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra and Seth Meyers.
"I am honored to return as co-host of the Global Citizen Festival,” Hayek stated. “As co-founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE, I’ve been deeply inspired by the girls and women I have met around the world who are determined to get an education and build a better future. They are truly the agents of change who can help to bring an end to extreme poverty. I am proud to join thousands of Global Citizens at the Festival to help achieve real and meaningful change.”
We can't wait to see these two powerhouses take the stage and make some change.