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Priyanka Chopra to host Global Citizen Festival with Hugh Jackman and others

The actress will co-host the free-ticketed event held to help raise awareness for the Global Goals set by the United Nations.

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Suparna Thombare

On Tuesday morning, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra joined singer Usher and humanitarian Hugh Evans on American morning TV show 'The Today Show' to make a special announcement. The Quantico star will be one of the hosts at the Global Citizen Festival to be held in New York on 24 September.

The event, billed as a free-ticketed event to help raise awareness for the Global Goals set by the United Nations since its inception, will be hosted by Chelsea Handler, Deborra-Lee, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Seth Meyers.

"The spirit of the Global Citizen Festival is something very dear to me. With the opportunities to travel I've been given through my work, I see the world as an interconnected force and this festival is an incredible example of the power of looking across our borders, and working together for the greater good. I'm very much looking forward to co-hosting this year, with such an amazing group of talent," said Chopra.

Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer, and Metallica are scheduled to headline the event while the guest performers include Chris Martin, who debuted Coldplay’s 'Amazing Day' at the festival last year and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Usher, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens will also be performing.

Chopra is currently in New York, shooting for the second season of her TV show, Quantico, which will premiere on the ABC Network on 25 September. The Global Citizen Festival will held at the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park on 24 September.