Jay Z, No Doubt Perform at Global Citizen Festival - NBC New York

Jay Z, No Doubt Perform at Global Citizen Festival



    More big names have been added to the Global Citizen Festival, the live concert set for Saturday, September 27 in New York City’s Central Park.

    Alicia Keys will give a special performance and Sting will take the stage with No Doubt.

    The singers will join previously announced acts and presenters including Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, Fun., Tiesto, The Roots, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and host Hugh Jackman, as well as world leaders and more than 60,000 attendees at the third annual festival, which aims to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030.

    Concert coverage begins Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET on MSNBC and msnbc.com. The event will stream live on NBCNews.com and Today.com starting at 4 p.m. ET. A primetime concert special will air at 9 p.m. on NBC, hosted by Tamron Hall.

    Over the past two years the festival has secured more than $1.3 billion in new funding and 35 commitments from world leaders to benefit the global poor, according to event organizers.

    "Change only takes place when and where there is action," Jay-Z said in a statement. "I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions — whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves — the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible."

    Host Jackman took to Instagram earlier in the week to post the following image to raise awareness and promote the festival: