Hugh Jackman, Stephen Colbert to host Global Citizen Festival

Hollywood actors, Hugh Jackman and Stephen Colbert have been announced as hosts of next month’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.

The Global Citizen Festival was launched in 2012 as part of 15 year campaign to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030.

Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, have also been confirmed as MCs for the free-ticket event which will take place in Central Park on September 26th 2015.

Meanwhile, singers Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pearl Jam and Beyonce will be among the performers at the free-ticket event next month in New York.

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