2018 Global Citizen Festival Lineup Announced

The annual Global Citizen Festival will return to Central Park in New York City this fall and this years lineup is one of the best lineups ever!

The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B and Janelle Monáe will headline this year’s festival which takes place on September 29 in Central Park.

John Legend will join the lineup as a special guest. Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-lee Furness will return to host the festival along with cohosts that will include Gotham star Camren Bicondova, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, Black Panther’s Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Kal Penn, La La Anthony, Naomi Campbell and Emmy nominee Rachel Brosnahan.

This marks the seventh year that the Global Citizen Festival will host it’s annual advocacy concert which aims to move world leaders to enact policy changes regarding women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation and food and hunger.

“In 2018, it is more important than ever for Global Citizens here in the United States and around the world to demand their voices be heard – through activism and at the polls – so that we can continue progress towards a world free form needless suffering and want,” Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a press statement.

“We are truly grateful have such incredible artists, hosts and partners standing with us in a moment of history so pivotal in our fight to achieve the global goals and end extreme poverty,” Evans added.

Though you aren’t able to purchase tickets, fans can win entry to the festival by taking action and showing efforts to make positive changes in the world. For more information check out global

If you are going to the 2018 Global Citizen Festival make sure you share your photos with us by tagging us on social media, @CelebMix!

Written by Will Heffernan