Jay Z to Headline First-Ever Global Citizen Festival in India

  /  11.09.2016

Jay Z is headed to India for the first-ever Global Citizen Festival.

The Roc Nation mogul will join Coldplay and Demi Lovato at the star-studded concert on Nov. 19 at Mumbai’s MMRDA Grounds-Bandra Kurla Complex.

This will mark the first time Hov and Coldplay have performed in India. Coldplay frontman — and longtime Jay Z friend — Chris Martin, is the curator of the show, which has been previously held in New York every year since 2012.

Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said he’s proud of the event’s evolution as it reaches a new territory. “With over half a million young Indians taking over 1.8 million actions in support of our campaigns, earning their free tickets for the inaugural Global Citizen India Festival, it is exhilarating to see that the youth of India won’t wait for change,” Evans said. “We are thrilled to be launching this 15 year journey to end extreme poverty in India with the support of Coldplay, Jay Z and Demi Lovato and incredible Indian superstars like A.R. Rahman and Farhan Akhtar.”

American performers won’t be the only ones on the bill. The show is set to feature Bollywood stars and Indian musicians including Aamir Khan, Arijit Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Freida Pinto, and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

This year’s Global Citizen Festival in the U.S. featured performances from Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer, and Metallica as headliners in New York.

Jay Z is coming off another major star-studded concert. Earlier this month, he was joined by his wife Beyoncé, J. Cole, Big Sean, and Chance the Rapper at a rally for Hillary Clinton.


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