Jay Z, Aamir, Rahman to join Coldplay at charity concert

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American musician Jay Z, along with Bollywood A-listers like Aamir Khan, AR Rahman, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ranveer Singh, will join Coldplay for its debut concert here on November 19.

Other big names for the concert, which is part of Global Citizen Festival, are Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Arijit Singh, Shradhha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Monali Thakur, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Dia Mirza and Monali Thakur, the British band announced on its Twitter page.

The tickets will be free for the fans, who sign up to become a Global Citizen and participate in the campaign of Global Citizen initiative to support causes like education, equality and sanitation.

The band’s frontman Chris Martin, who had visited Delhi and Mumbai last year, is the creative director of the Global Citizen Festival.

The concert is happening on World Toilet Day to draw attention towards sanitation problems in the country.

The band had made headlines ever since they were spotted shooting for the video of their track “Hymn for the Weekend” from seventh studio album, “A Head Full of Dreams”, which was released in December last year.

The track’s video, featuring Beyonce and Sonam Kapoor, was released in January this year.

The pictures of the shoot had surfaced on social media and was followed by Martin’s impromptu performance at Summer House Cafe. Martin also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit here.

Global Citizen India, in its first year, will offer a wide cross-section of content and actions focused on creating meaningful impacts in the areas of education, equality, and clean water and sanitation.

Convened in 2012, the festival is a star-studded benefit concert held annually in New York. This year’s edition in the American city will feature international music celebrities like Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, metal legends Metallica, Alicia Keys and Rihanna among others.


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