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Hugh Jackman, Stephen Colbert to host 2015 Global Citizen Festival

Los Angeles: Comedian Stephen Colbert and “Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman will co-host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.Colbert made the announcement on his show the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he was joined, via FaceTime,
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PTI August 14, 2015 20:59 IST

Los Angeles: Comedian Stephen Colbert and “Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman will co-host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.

Colbert made the announcement on his show the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he was joined, via FaceTime, by Jackman, from his home in Australia, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

Scheduled to take place on September 26 at the Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park, the festival will be attended by Jackman's wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde.

Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran are slated to perform at the festival where Colbert and Jackman, along with the rest of the hosts, will encourage people to get involved with the Global Citizen movement and help end extreme poverty by 2030.

“All the world leaders are going to be there, plus Pearl Jam!” Colbert said in the video, to which Jackman replied, “I get to realise my lifelong dream of dancing in the mosh pit with Ban Ki-moon. It's gonna be awesome.”

In February, Global Citizen announced that Chris Martin would produce and curate the festival through 2030.

In the past Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, the Black Keys, Sting, John Legend, Jay Z, No Doubt and Tiesto have performed at the festival that began in 2012.

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