Coldplay headlining Global Citizen Festival in India
Coldplay is finally playing India.
The English rockers will play the first-ever Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai, the foundation announced Friday. Tickets will be free and earned “through taking actions in support of education, equality, and sanitation campaigns,” according to the website.
The Global Citizen Festival has held New York City Concerts since 2012. Chris Martin, Coldplay’s frontman, began his 15-year tenure as the curator for the Global Citizen Festival in February 2015. The term coincides with Global Citizen’s target goal of ending poverty by 2030.
“Everyone has this togetherness vision, which sounds a little hippie at first — just as ‘Imagine’ does,” Martin said last year after accepting the position, via Billboard. “But the more you think about it, the more it makes sense. The reason we wanted to get involved with [Global Citizen] was because they include everybody, all NGOs.”
More information about the festival will come Monday when GlobalCitizen.in launches. The New York festival on Sept. 24 will feature Martin, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer, Metallica, and more.