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Olivia Wilde, Forest Whitaker, Chris Rock Join Global Citizen Festival Host Committee

The 2016 Global Citizen Festival is lining up to be a star-studded event.

In addition to hosts Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee and Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, and Salma Hayek Pinault, Global Citizen will also have a host committee of people helping support our campaign work leading up to and during the festival.

Olivia Wilde, Forest Whitaker, Chris Rock, Connie Britton, Bridget Moynahan, Pete Wentz will join our hosts and musical headliners to make the evening an amazing event for the 60,000 people who will join us in Central Park to create social change around the world.

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They will also be joined by Dianna Agron, Malin Akerman, La La Anthony, Camren Bicondova, Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chiklis, Andy Cohen, Monique Coleman, Amanda de Cadenet, Pete Dominick, Heather Graham, Danai Gurira, Erin Heatherton, Daymond John, Taryn Manning, Tamzin Merchant, Bill Nye, Aaron Paul, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Isha Sesay, Amani Toomer, Pete Wentz, and Bonnie Wright.

The festival, held on Central Park’s Great Lawn, is celebrating its fifth year of mobilizing people all over the world to take action and create meaningful change in the lives of people living in extreme poverty worldwide.

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Want to go? There’s still time! Go to GlobalCitizen.org and register. Then start taking action (find more info here). And if you can’t make it to Central Park, don’t worry — you can still keep up with all the action. MSNBC.com will be broadcasting the show live with hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall. It will also be streaming on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel.

Global Citizen will also be hosting a live blog, including the livestream, with behind-the-scenes details, updates from backstage of the festival, and the best social pics and videos from the crowd. Check out the Global Citizen homepage on the night of the festival to watch it live with us.


GUCCI and CHIME FOR CHANGE return as the festival’s presenting partner, and join premier media partners, MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal, and major partners Live Nation, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Google’s Made with Code, YouTube, Citi, Clear Channel Outdoor, iHeartMedia, Alex and Ani, and NYC Parks. Associate partners this year include Kirkland & Ellis, Doppler Labs and Riot House.

Live Nation and Ticketmaster are lending their live music expertise to the festival, with Live Nation serving as the exclusive entertainment and promotion partner, and Ticketmaster handling all ticketing for the event. Live Nation is also mobilizing its global network to get millions of music fans involved in the Global Citizen movement.