Music

Janet Jackson, Janelle Monaé, The Weeknd To Headline Global Citizen Festival

Photo Credit: Farrenton Grigsby

Global Citizen is hosting a festival in New York City that will feature headlining performances from Janet Jackson, Janelle Monaé, The Weeknd, Cardi B, and others.

READ: Janet Jackson Is The First Black Woman To Receive Billboard Icon Award

The free-ticketed event will take place on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Shawn Mendes will also be performing while John Legend will offer a special guest performance during the event. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will serve as the main hosts for the event while Camren Bicondova, Cynthia ErivoDanai GuriraForest WhitakerGus KenworthyKal Penn, La La AnthonyNaomi Campbell, and Rachel Brosnahan will serve as co-hosts.

“It is invaluable to be in a position where I can use my voice to help the millions of people in need. I am honored to align myself with Global Citizen in the fight to end world poverty,” The Weeknd said.

Legend also spoke on being a part of the event, saying: “I’m proud to be supporting Global Citizen again to help focus people’s energy and attention on the issues that matter. I believe we need to look at human beings across the world as our brothers and sisters and do everything we can do to end extreme poverty to make life more livable. We are more powerful when we come together like this.”

More information about the event can be found here.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

Share
Published by
Elijah C. Watson

Recent Posts

A$AP Rocky & 21 Savage Both Had Issues at Rolling Loud New York 2022

A$AP Rocky apologized for holding a short set at Rolling Loud New York this weekend,… Read More

September 26, 2022

Dr. Dre Gives Rihanna Advice For Her Upcoming Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Dr. Dre passes the torch to upcoming Super Bowl LVII headliner Rihanna, who will perform… Read More

September 26, 2022

Rihanna Will Headline 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

After turning down the opportunity in 2018, Rihanna will be performing at the 2023 Super… Read More

September 25, 2022

Nicki Minaj Receives Her Flowers At Rolling Loud New York

Nicki Minaj ran through many of her biggest hits during her Rolling Loud New York… Read More

September 24, 2022

Legendary Jazz Giant Pharoah Sanders Dies at 81

Pharoah Sanders, who played with John Coltrane and who was a crucial component of the… Read More

September 24, 2022

All-Star Musical Director Adam Blackstone Releases Debut Album ‘Legacy’

Adam Blackstone finally delivers a debut proper, featuring contributions from Jill Scott, Questlove, James Poyser,… Read More

September 23, 2022