Cardi B announced on Monday that she would be making her first live performance since giving birth to her first daughter with rapper Quavo recently when she takes the stage at San Antonio’s Mala Luna Festival in late October. Now it appears that she’ll be making up for her canceled appearance at Panorama by being one of the featured performers at the upcoming Global Citizen Festival in New York City alongside fellow Panorama headliners, Janet Jackson and The Weeknd.
Announced on Tuesday, all three popular artists who were originally slated to perform at New York’s Panorama Festival not even two weeks ago will be taking the stage again for the annual philanthropic concert event in Central Park on Sept. 29. Cardi B was unfortunately forced to cancel her appearance at the July festival, but will certainly be making up for it this time around at the free event in her hometown of New York City, where Janelle Monáe, John Legend and Shawn Mendes will also be performing. Jackson had headlined Saturday of Panorama while Canadian R&B star The Weeknd was supposed out night one of the three-day events before weather forced organizers to cancel the opening day.
The Global Citizen Festival continues to be one of the city’s premier end-of-summer concert events, which is free to enter by joining and promoting Global Citizen’s humanitarian movement through required tasks or downloading the Global Citizen app. Tickets for those who have met the requirements of entering the lottery will be drawn and announced closer to the concert date. The day-long event at Central Park’s Great Lawn typically features special guests and celebrity appearances, as this year’s concert will be hosted by actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. According to Global Citizen's announcement on Tuesday, co-hosts for the event also include Camren Bicondova, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Gus Kenworthy, Kal Penn, La La Anthony, Naomi Campbell, and Rachel Brosnahan.
"It is invaluable to be in a position where I can use my voice to help the millions of people in need," The Weeknd said in a statement about his return to New York this fall. "I am honored to align myself with Global Citizen in the fight to end world poverty."
Fans who don’t make it into the event will get the chance to watch the entire day’s worth of performances by tuning into the live stream through social media, as well as MSNBC.
📣 @JanetJackson, @TheWeeknd, @ShawnMendes, @iamcardib, @JanelleMonae, and more are performing at this year's Global Citizen Festival in NYC on Sept. 29 📣— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) August 7, 2018
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