Jay Z Slated to Headline the First Global Citizen Festival in India
The first-ever Global Citizen Festival in India is set to feature headlining performances from Jay Z, Coldplay and pop singer Demi Lovato. This year’s show will take place November 19 in Mumbai at the MMRDA Grounds. A spokesperson for the show recently confirmed the event will include a healthy mix of Indian musicians and some Bollywood actors.
“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," Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement, according to Billboard. "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."
Similar to the Global Citizen events held in New York, the India Global Citizen gathering will offer free tickets to folks who participate in the festival's Action Journey initiative, which is program set out to help promote social good. The event is aiming to raise funds for foster children in India. Profits from the show will go to 25 children’s homes in India. Back in 2014, Hov and Coldplay headlined the New York version of the fest.
If you’re in India anytime soon, below is some info on how to snag your tickets.