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Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder Announced for 2013 Global Citizen Festival in NYC

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/AliciaKeys (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/AliciaKeys (via ABC News Radio)

Last year, New York City's Central Park hosted the Global Citizen Festival, an event intended to raise awareness of global poverty and featuring prominent rock artists Neil Young , the Foo Fighters and The Black Keys .  The event will return to Central Park on September 28, with a more diverse lineup this time around.

It was announced this morning that Alicia Keys , John Mayer , Stevie Wonder , and Kings of Leon will perform at the 2013 edition of the Global Citizen Festival.

Global Poverty Project founder Hugh Evans , who’s organizing the festival, tells ABC News Radio, “We've got four incredible headliners that are going to be bringing not just incredible music, but their passion to see an end to extreme poverty.”

He teases that there may be a few surprise appearances by other artists, too.

Evans hopes that some world leaders will participate in the festival, which is also focusing on global education. He says, “Our goal is that world leaders will actually come up on stage and actually make real commitments in support of the Global Partnership for Education, on stage at that festival, so that global citizens can see the cause and effect of their work.”

Much like last year, people will be eligible to obtain free tickets by getting involved in various social causes through GlobalCitizen.org .

The 2012 Global Citizen Festival drew a crowd of more than 60 thousand.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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