Global Citizen Festival Concert – WATCH VIDEO
The 2016 Global Citizen Festival took place on Saturday, and Gossip Cop has video of the entire concert. Watch below!
The annual Global Citizen Festival, now in its fifth year, rewards volunteer activists who have donated time and effort to aiding global causes. To gain entry to the concert, would-be attendees have to complete certain tasks and submit proof of their advocacy. And this year, approximately 60,000 people have earned tickets.
All those who did good for others gathered in Central Park in New York City for the outdoor event. And a slew of big-time artists were lined up to provide the entertainment. The list included Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Major Lazer, Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
Demi Lovato also performed, stepping in for Selena Gomez, who pulled out of the show after deciding to take the rest of the year off to focus on her personal health. There were plenty of celebrity appearances throughout the concert, and Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness again served as two of the hosts. Others who emceed various portions include Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Cohen, and Salma Hayek.
The festival began at 4 p.m. EST and ran for nearly 8 hours, and Gossip Cop has video of all of it. Watch the video below!