Newswire: Beyoncé to headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival

Last year, New York’s Global Citizen Festival boasted a headlining set from rap mogul Jay Z, who performed as part of the festival’s efforts to raise money and awareness for the Global Poverty Project. Although presumably exciting at the time, said big get must have left the organizers in a bit of a pickle when it came time to set the lineup for this year’s iteration of the show: how does one go about topping one of the world’s most successful stars?

So anyway, festival organizers announced today that Beyoncé (who actually made a surprise appearance last year as part of her husband’s set) will be headlining the 2015 Festival, which will be held on September 26 in New York’s Central Park. VIP tickets for the festival go on sale tomorrow, but the cash-poor and Twitter-rich can earn themselves a chance to attend by …

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