Beyoncé, Pearl Jam and Coldplay to headline 2015 Global Citizen Festival
Beyoncé joins the fight to end extreme poverty in September as a headliner for the fourth annual Global Citizen Festival. Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay will also headline the concert in Manhattan’s Central Park.
“We love the Global Citizen movement and we love opening for Beyoncé so this ticks both boxes,” said Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who also serves as creative director for The Global Citizen Festival, in a statement.
“I am honored to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival,” Beyoncé added. “It has always stood for improving the lives of people everywhere, but this year is especially rewarding as we all join focuses and utilize our talents for one goal: to end extreme poverty globally.”
Aspiring concertgoers can begin earning free tickets on Thursday, and VIP tickets going on sale through Ticketmaster Friday. A live stream of the benefit show will stream on television, MSNBC’s website and YouTube for fans who can’t make the performance.
The 2015 Global Citizen Festival will take place Sept. 26 on Central Park’s Great Lawn.