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Alicia Keys, Jay Z and More Set to Headline Free Global Citizen Festival

Jul 09, 2014 02:17 AM EDT
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(Photo : The Global Citizen Website) Alicia Keys, Jay Z, No Doubt and Tiesto are just some of the biggest names in the music industry set to headline this year’s Free Global Citizen Festival.

Alicia Keys, Jay Z, No Doubt and Tiesto are just some of the biggest names in the music industry set to headline this year's Free Global Citizen Festival.

Carrie Underwood, rappers S.Carter and Jigga will also take the festival stage on September 27 at the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park, according to Rolling Stone.

The festival has been running for the past three years, in line with the United States' aim to help address extreme poverty by 2030. Free tickets are now available on the Global Citizen website, Hollywood Reporter noted.

However, these free tickets need to be earned. As such, those interested should check out the website and participate in awareness-building tasks, like sending tweets, watching an awareness video and more, the NY Times confirmed.

Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project, confirmed that this year's event will be the biggest yet, according to the same publication.

"It's been fantastic to see the growth of the movement over the past three years, and this year will be our biggest yet. We are incredibly grateful and humbled to have the support of these amazing artists who are at the top of their respective genres, and who share our passion of making a positive change in the world."

This year's event will specifically focus on three pressing issues - education, sanitation and vaccination, Evans confirmed, as reported by New York Times

Meanwhile, No Doubt bassist and co-founder Tony Kanal confirmed that the show will see the band's first ever reunion in two years, Rolling Stone noted. 

"Global Citizen will be the first show No Doubt has played together in two years. It's a great way to get us back on stage. It was such an honor to be asked to play this particular concert. It's unacceptable that over one billion people live in extreme poverty, and it's got a pretty decent lineup, which reflects the event's true spirit of diversity," he explained.

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