Beyonce to Headline 2015 Global Citizen Festival
Beyonce has been relatively quiet on the music front, but it looks like she’s still putting in that work. The R&B superstar is among the headliners for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York. The 3rd annual concert is being held to help elicit actions aimed at eradicating extreme poverty.
The event will take place at Central Park on Sept. 26. Other artists slated to perform include Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Pearl Jam.
The Global Citizen Festival is also being simulcast live on television and online, including YouTube, msnbc.com and TIDAL (audio only).
"I am honored to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival," said Beyonce in a press release. "It has always stood for improving the lives of people everywhere, but this year is especially rewarding as we all join focuses and utilize our talents for one goal: to end extreme poverty globally."
Beyonce was a surprise guest at last year's festival during a headlining set by her hubby, Jay Z. The couple performed "Forever Young" and "Holy Grail." During the latter song, Queen Bey was so turned up singing Justin Timberlake's verse that her breast almost came out of her top.
The Global Citizen Festival started in 2012, and has become an annual event with the main goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. The concert will come a day after the United Nations is expected to announce new targets at the end of a 15-year global push against poverty known as the Millennium Development Goals.
Tickets for the concert are free but must be earned by taking action against poverty, including volunteering your services.