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PeeCee to host Global Citizen Festival for Rihanna, Chris Martin

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 15:05 IST

Washington D.C., July 28 (ANI): After sharing a screen space with The Rock and Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra is now all set to share the stage with people like Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek at this year's Global Citizen Festival.

The 33-year-old actress will host the event for some of the top music stars like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica, reports the Billboard.

Also, Usher, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Eddie Vedder, Yandel and Yusuf/Cat Stevens will join these headline-making performers for their special guest performances.

Along with Priyanka, Jackman and Hayek, the Global Citizen Festival will be hosted by celebs like Deborra-lee, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Seth Meyers.

According to the festival website, it is a free-ticketed event in which you have to earn the ticket "by taking action to help solve the world's biggest challenges."

"Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than 6 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty - actions that are set to affect the lives of over 650 million of the world's most marginalized people. This year's festival - and this incredible lineup - is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world's biggest problems," said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen.

The fifth annual festival is set to take place on September 24th at Central Park, New York. (ANI)