By Hayden Wright
(RADIO.COM) – Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica will be the highlights of this year's Global Citizen Festival. The event will also feature appearances by Ellie Goulding, Cat Stevens, Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman and more.
"Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than six million actions in the fight against extreme poverty – actions that are set to affect the lives of over 650 million of the world's most marginalized people," said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. "This year's festival – and this incredible lineup – is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world's biggest problems."
Selena Gomez expressed her gratitude for raising light on important issues.
"I couldn't be more honored to participate in the Global Citizen Festival as it continues to help solve important issues around the world," she said. "I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education."
The concert will take place on Saturday, September 24th in New York City's Central Park.
Fans can earn tickets to the show by completing pro-social initiatives related to this year's education platform.
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