Both acts will perform at the fest alongside headliners Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, H.E.R., and Carole King, with special guests French Montana, Ben Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human.
Also confirmed as co-hosts for the free-ticketed event is Connie Britton, Nina Dobrev, Becky G, Dakota Johnson, Becky Lynch, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moynahan, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Seth Rollins, Savannah Sellers, organizers Global Citizen announced today.
The Global Citizen Festival has been held in New York each year since 2012, and calls on music fans to take action on a slew of important issues to earn tickets to the show.
Global Citizen, the social advocacy group, hosts the fest each year to drive action toward its goal to end extreme poverty by 2030.
This year, so-called Global Citizens are urged to pressure decision-makers to help end child marriage, support family planning, promote women’s entrepreneurship and shine a light on workplace safety.
For the sixth straight year, MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the event on MSNBC, and Ken Ehrlich will produce.
Citi and Cisco will present the event, iHeartMedia is signed up as a media partner and the festival will be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter. Live Nation returns for the fourth consecutive year as production partner.