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DiCaprio, Bono, Added to Global Citizen Festival



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    In this file photo taken on Sept. 4, 2015, Bono Vox, right, leader of Irish rock band U2, performs in Turin, Italy, on the occasion of the band's opening of their European tour.

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Bill and Melinda Gates will be onstage for next week's Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

    The Sept. 26 event that stars Beyonce, Pearl Jam and Coldplay is a highlight of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will be there, along with several prime ministers and CEOs.

    The previously announced celebrity hosts include Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek Pinault, Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman.

    Ed Sheeran, Common and Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan will also be performing in Central Park for the multi-hour event. It will air on MSNBC and stream on iHeartRadio and Tidal.

    The event will highlight the launch of an ambitious set of global development goals.