Sting to Join No Doubt at Global Citizen Festival. Alicia Keys also added to star-studded lineup that includes Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, Tiësto, the Roots and fun.
“Our earliest musical influences were artists from around the world who made us aware of issues beyond our own backyards,” No Doubt said in a statement earlier this year. “We hope to continue that tradition of raising awareness by joining an incredible group of performers on stage at the Global Citizen Festival to shine a light on the unacceptable fact that over 1.2 billion people on our planet still live in extreme poverty.”
Jay-Z will headline Saturday’s annual charity event, which takes place on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park. “Change only takes place when and where there is action,” the rapper 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.”
Saturday’s show will be No Doubt’s first in two years.