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Bono, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran lead stars at Global Citizen Festival in New York

Published 27/09/2015 | 15:56

Olivia Wilde, Bono and Kerry Washington attend 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Olivia Wilde, Bono and Kerry Washington attend 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actors Olivia Wilde (L) and Kerry Washington speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Olivia Wilde, Bono and Kerry Washington attend 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Beyonce performs onstage during 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Beyonce performs onstage during 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Salma Hayek (L) and Queen Rania of Jordan speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Katie Holmes speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Sophia Bush speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Sophia Bush attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Salma Hayek attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Businesswoman, Ivanka Trump, attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Laverne Cox speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actors Arjun Kapoor (L) and Freida Pinto speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Musician Chris Martin performs on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Recording Artist, Usher, and Actress Olivia Wilde on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Model Erin Heatherton attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Comedian Chris Rock and Journalist Soledad O'Brien attend the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Musician Ed Sheeran performs on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Musician Usher attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Kerry Washington performs on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Jackman attend the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Diane Kruger attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Hosts Stephen Colbert (top) and Hugh Jackman speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Freida Pinto attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actress Olivia Wilde attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York
Singer Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York

Bono took a break from U2's Innocence + Experience tour to lead a host of stars at the Global Citizen Festival.

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The U2 frontman, whose daughter Jordan Hewson is the online editor for the charity, was among a sea of A-list attendees in New York City's Central Park for the 2015 festival.

Global Citizen aims to eradicate global poverty by 2030 and was supported by performances by Beyonce, Ed Sheeran,  Chris Martin and Common.

Organisers were clearly keen to make it one to remember as Queen Bey played for nearly an hour, featuring a set including Destiny's Child's greatest hits and a duet with Sheeran.

Beyonce performs onstage during 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Beyonce performs onstage during 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

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"I feel so honoured to be on the stage," she said. "So many brilliant, generous people out there. All my Global Citizens."

Famous faces from across Hollywood including Katie Holmes, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush, Salma Hayek among others.

Holmes even brought out her daughter Suri  on stage to join the festivities, but the adorable nine-year-old looked nervous as she approached the stage.

Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

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