Selena Gomez has been revealed as one of the many headliners set to perform during the 2016 Global Citizens Festival this September in New York City.
Selena will be headlining alongside artists including Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica for the annual free-ticketed event, which will take place on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, September 24th.
The Festival will bring together millions of Global Citizens from around the world to hold world leaders accountable in making progress toward achieving the Global Goals set out by the United Nations last year.
In speaking about performing during this year’s festival, Selena said:
“I couldn’t be more honored to participate in the Global Citizen Festival as it continues to help solve important issues around the world. 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.”
“Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than 6 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.”
Admission to the event is free, and can be earned through joining the social action platform at GlobalCitizenFestival.com, with tickets being drawn througout the summer.
VIP tickets are also available for purchase through Ticketmaster starting Thursday (July 28).
The Festival will be hosted by Chelesea Handler, Deborra-Lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Seth Meyers.
Special guest performers include Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
The festival will also be streamed worldwide on YouTube.