Leonardo DiCaprio Added to Global Citizen Festival Lineup

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Leonardo DiCaprio has been added to the lineup of celebrity activists who will appear onstage at next week’s Global Citizen Festival at New York City’s Central Park.

The festival will be taking up the issues of global poverty and inequality, and climate change again this year, and will highlight the launch of a new set of global development goals, according to Page Six.

DiCaprio, a staunch environmentalist, and U2’s Bono will be joining celebs Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, and Deborra-Lee Funess as presenters of the show.

Beyoncé, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Pearl Jam will perform at the Sept 26 event, which will stream on MSNBC’s website and YouTube.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be in attendance, as will a number of powerful CEOs and prime ministers.

2015 Global Citizen Festival partners include YouTube, Google, iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Outdoor, MSNBC, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and T- Mobile.


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