Coldplay to play their first-ever show in India at Global Citizen Festival

Coldplay, Jay Z, Aamir Khan

WHAT? Global Citizen Festival
WHEN? 19th November, 2016
WHERE? MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai

Coldplay, Jay Z, and Bollywood star Aamir Khan will join forces in India in November as the Global Citizen Festival expands globally. Rockers Coldplay will play their first-ever show in India in a free performance at the anti-poverty Global Citizen Festival.

The festival will be distributing tickets in return for individual actions to fight extreme poverty. The concert would take place on World Toilet Day, which draws attention to sanitation problems, clean water, education and gender equality. Most tickets will be given away free to those who complete the organization’s individual activism goals, such as contacting their local chief ministers. A limited number of V.I.P. tickets will also be available for purchase.`

The Global Citizen Festival was established in 2012 and takes place every year in New York's Central Park on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to push world leaders to put anti-poverty efforts high on the agenda.

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin serves as the creative director of the Global Citizen Festival. Chris Martin signed on last year as the curator of Global Citizen’s music festivals for 15 years.

Jay Z said in a statement, “This is the perfect example of the meaning of what a Global Citizen is: individuals from all parts of the world joining as one voice to call for change.”

Hugh Evans, the chief executive of Global Citizen, said in a statement, “The years I spent living and working in India as a teenager were a key catalyst of my passion for challenging the status quo of poverty alleviation. So bringing the Global Citizen movement to India is a moment many years in the making.”

Tickets to the Global Citizen Festival in India is available by signing up to become a Global Citizen and completing the festival's action campaigns at

The event will also have a line-up of other international and Indian headliners like A R Rahman, Farhan Akhtar, Arijit Singh, Monali Thakur, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Katrina Kaif etc.

Edited by- Debjani Hazarika