NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced that Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, and OneRepublic were among the headliners for the 2019 Global Citizen festival.
The free-ticketed event will take place on the Great Lawn in Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on Saturday, presented by Citi and Cisco.
Other artists announced for the lineup for 2019 include H.E.R., Carole King, as well as scheduled special guest performances from French Montana, Ben Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human.
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman have been announced as returning hosts for the event in 2019 and the Festival will be co-hosted by Matt Bomer, Rachel Brosnahan, Elvis Duran, Taraji P. Henson, Rami Malek, Bill Nye, Joy Reid, and Forest Whitaker.
For the sixth consecutive year, MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC and for the eighth consecutive year, iHeartMedia will broadcast the Festival live across its radio stations nationwide and stream the event digitally on iHeartRadio. The Festival broadcast will be produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich (Grammy Awards).
Global Citizen also announced that Live Nation is returning for the fourth consecutive year as the production partner for the high profile festival.
Global Citizen advocates for a multitude of increasingly important issues, including the battle against global poverty, the right to education, public health and the battle against diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, tuberculosis and polio, environmentalism, and human rights.
“After next year we will have only ten short years to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The policies and progress that we make this year, and into 2020, will determine whether we successfully eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and failure is not an option for the world’s poor. We are thrilled to have such an iconic lineup of artists, hosts, and partners join us at such a pivotal moment for this fight as we ask governments and world leaders to take action and end extreme poverty.”
Today’s announcement kicks off the first opportunity for fans and activists to earn their tickets to the Festival, which includes asking the governments of Canada, Australia, Norway, and Germany to replenish the Global Fund in order to raise $14 billion to drive to save 16 million lives and cut mortality rates from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in half by 2023.