Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B and More Headline 2018 Global Citizen Festival

By Creative Media Times

The Global Citizen Festival lineup has been announced and it is packed with some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B and Janelle Monae are set to perform at this year’s Global Citizen Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York, announced Tuesday.

John Legend will perform as a special guest. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will return to host for the 5th year. Co-hosts include Kal Penn, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Rachel Brosnahan, Gus Kenworthy, Camren Bicondova, La La Anthony, and Cynthia Erivo.

The Global Citizen Festival is a free ticketed event. Anyone can win tickets by downloading the Global Citizen app and earn points taking advocacy actions from there.

The festival brings together top artists with world leaders to make commitments toward ending extreme poverty. In 2012, more than 60,000 people attended the first star-studded Global Citizen Festival in New York.

The festival will be presented Citi, which has been a partner of the festival since inception. Live Nation returns for the third consecutive year as production partner, and for the fifth consecutive year, MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast on MSNBC and MSNBC.com.