Colbert, Jackman to host 2015 Global Citizen Festival

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New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman and comedian Stephen Colbert are tapped to serve as emcees for the upcoming Global Citizen Festival.

The “Late Show” host and “The Wolverine” actor are scheduled to host the event held on September 26 at Central Park here, reports

Co-hosts for the upcoming concert include Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness and actresses like Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde.

Meanwhile, the musical guests are Pearl Jam, Beyonce Knowles, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.

“It’s a huge concert for a great cause, ending poverty by 2030. And 2015 is a crucial year for ending poverty everywhere because this September, world leaders are gathering at the UN to announce their global goals for the next 15 years,” Colbert said.

“If everything goes according to plan, in 15 years, the nation of Greece will still exist,” he added.

The Global Citizen Festival is in its fourth year.

Past performers of the event include Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, and No Doubt.

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