The Global Poverty Project and the Earth Day Network announced No Doubt, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Train, Fall Out Boy, and My Morning Jacket as headliners for their Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event in Washington, D.C.
The free concert is an expansion of New York’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park and will be held on April 18 on the Washington Monument Grounds. In addition to the announced artists, Will.i.am and journalist Soledad O’Brien will host the event. Common and D’Banj will also be special guests.
According to the event’s website, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day coincides with the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and is timed to coincide with the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Event organizers hope that bringing together numerous influential people and world leaders will lead to environmental change as well as a decrease in poverty.