The first-ever Global Citizen Festival in India will feature headlining sets from Jay Z, Coldplay and Demi Lovato. A spokesperson for the Nov. 19 show in Mumbai at the MMRDA Grounds - Bandra Kurla Complex confirmed that it will also mix in some Bollywood actors and Indian musicians at what will be Jay and Coldplay's first-ever gigs in India. Coldplay singer Chris Martin is in the midst of a 15-year gig as curator of the Global Citizen Fest, which has taken place in New York annually since 2012.
“With over half a million young Indians taking over 1.8 million actions in support of our campaigns, earning their free tickets for the inaugural Global Citizen India Festival, it is exhilarating to see that the youth of India won’t wait for change," Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. "We are thrilled to be launching this 15 year journey to end extreme poverty in India with the support of Coldplay, Jay Z and Demi Lovato and incredible Indian superstars like A.R. Rahman and Farhan Akhtar."