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The Global Citizen Festival took place in New York’s Central Park this weekend and brought out the biggest names in music, movies, TV, activism and politics to help raise awareness and money for global development.
Over 60,000 people gathered in the famous park to witness performances from Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam, Beyonce and more. Hugh Jackman and Stephen Colbert acted as the festival’s MCs. Leonardo DiCaprio gave a speech about climate change and already made the world a better looking place by shaving. Chris Martin and Coldplay sang a duet with Ariana Grande at the suggestion of Martin’s daughter. Beyonce and Eddie Vedder hit the stage together because they can literally really do whatever they want.
A lot of amazing stuff went down at this year’s Global Citizen Festival and, no surprise, we are having some serious FOMO.
Zach Braff and Jesse Pinkman got high off music (not meth).
Laverne Cox and Salma Hayek hung out and we assume they shared make up tips on looking #flawless.
Ed Sheeran and Chris Martin casually hung out onstage.
And then George Stroumboulopoulos casually hung out backstage with Martin.
Olivia Wilde has a really impressive BAE.
Sophia Bush reminded her Instagram followers to get involved.
The through line of the Global Goals is undoubtedly women. If we better the world for women, we better the world for ALL mankind. There are #62MillionGirls on Earth who don't have access to education. Change that at 62milliongirls.com Take a step. Join all the people who made commitments tonight as part of @glblctzn. Those commitments are set to affect the lives of 92 million people. You can be part of creating that change. #GlobalCitizen #NotABystander #GlobalGoals
Chris Martin helped Ariana Grande with some last minute hemming.
. Ariana performing 'Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart' with Coldplay at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC today! (9.26.2015) . Global CitiZen . #Arqavan #Ariana#grande#arianators#persianarianators #likeforlike #emabiggestfansjustinbieber #honeymoontour #focusonme#Ari #l4l#globalcitizenfestival @ArianaGrande
Finally, Chris Martin literally flew.
Freida Pinto and Malala fought for women’s education.
Stephen Colbert got a very attractive lift.
Eddie Vedder and Beyonce performed together and didn’t seem to care that mortal ears could not handle all the beauty.
Ariana Grande became besties with Hova.
Usher used his platform to help bring awareness to the 62 Million Girls campaign.
New squad goals were established.
Common performed with a bearded man who we think may be Sting.
And finally, Beyonce reminded everyone that you can raise attention and money for an incredible cause and still have a lot of fun.