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Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Sept.

Jay Z to headline free Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in NYC; No Doubt, fun. to perform
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 9, 2014 at 12:03 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will headline the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in New York’s Central Park.

Organizers announced Wednesday that fun., Carrie Underwood, The Roots, No Doubt and Tiesto also will perform.

Tickets are free for the event, but they must be earned through acts meant to help end extreme poverty around the world. VIP tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster.

The festival is designed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly meeting and put pressure on world leaders to address the needs of the world’s poor. This year’s concert will air live on NBC and MSNBC.

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and John Mayer headlined the festival last year. Neil Young, Foo Fighters and the Black Keys performed in 2012, when the festival debuted.

Online:

http://www.globalcitizenfestival.com




 FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, actress Viola Davis poses at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at Greenacres in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 49-year-old actress stars as a defense attorney and law professor on the new ABC show “How to Get Away With Murder,” which premiered Thursday, Sept. 25, to 14 million viewers. Davis discussed her new show Sunday at a benefit for the Rape Treatment Center, which she became acquainted with through research for a role. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, file)

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