Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman to host Global Citizen Fest

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman and Kerry Washington will host next month's Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park starring Beyonce and Pearl Jam.

Organizers announced Thursday that Salma Hayek Pinault, Olivia Wilde and Jackman's wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, will also co-host the Sept. 26 event.

Ed Sheeran and Coldplay will also perform at the concert on the Great Lawn.

The Global Citizen Festival is in its fourth year. The concert will air on MSNBC and stream on iHeartRadio and Tidal.

Fans can earn free tickets by taking actions to end poverty on the website The concert is timed to coincide with the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Past festival performers include Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Foo Fighters and No Doubt.