Jay Z, The Roots To Co-Headline Global Citizen Festival
Tiesto and No Doubt are also set to co-headline the event.
Jay Z is set to be a co-headliner at this year's Global Citizen Festival. The September 27 show, slated to take place on the Great Law in New York's Central Park, is also scheduled to feature The Roots, Tiesto and No Doubt, among others.
“Change only takes place when and where there is action,” Jay Z says in a press release from the Global Poverty Project. “I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible.”
MTV reports that the festival is set to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The event is also set to focus on benefitting and helping children and young people who live in poverty.
Stevie Wonder, Kings Of Leon and Alicia Keys were among last year's performers.
Fans can participate on the Global Citizen website and earn points through actions. Eight points are necessary to win passes to the concert and there are five drawings scheduled to take place over the summer. Additional information is available via Global Poverty Project.