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Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers to headline Global Citizen Festival

By
Wade Sheridan
Stevie Wonder attends the premiere of the animated comedy Sing on December 3. Wonder is set to perform at the upcoming Global Citizen Festival alongside Green Day, The Killers and others. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Stevie Wonder attends the premiere of the animated comedy "Sing" on December 3. Wonder is set to perform at the upcoming Global Citizen Festival alongside Green Day, The Killers and others. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers are set to headline the upcoming Global Citizen Festival.

The free event, which will take place New York City's Central Park on Sept. 23, will also feature performances from Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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Fans can obtain tickets by taking part in Global Citizen's mission to end extreme poverty and fight for change by signing petitions and tweeting messages at world leaders about issues such as food security, health care, gender equality and sanitation, Variety reported. Participants will become eligible to enter into a lottery to obtain free tickets.

"Over the last year, we've seen voters around the world reject the nationalism and isolationism that keeps people living in extreme poverty," Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. "Now, we are calling on activists and music fans to use their voice to change the world. We couldn't be more thrilled to be announcing this incredible lineup for Global Citizen's annual moment of inclusion and celebration. Now more than ever, we need to ensure we work together for the world's poor."

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The music festival will be broadcast on MSNBC and MSNBC.com. Last year's lineup included the likes of Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Metallica, Usher, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Coldplay's Chris Martin who curates the concerts.

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