No Doubt, Usher to headline free concert on the Mall

If your friends at New York and Fordham universities bragged about Beyoncé’s surprise performance with Jay-Z at a free festival in Central Park, you now have your rebuttal.

No Doubt and Usher will headline D.C.’s first Global Citizen Festival on April 18, which will be hosted by Will.i.am. 

Fall Out Boy, Train, Mary J. Blige and My Morning Jacket will also perform.

As is typical in the District, the event, which will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, coincides with policy meetings: Officials, including World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, are expected to make new financial commitments to end global poverty in 15 years, Billboard reported.

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will also hold their spring meetings around this time.

The event will take place near the Washington Monument. More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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