Jay Z has been announced as this year’s headliner of the annual Global Citizen Festival at Central Park.

"Change only takes place when and where there is action," Jay Z said in a statement about headlining the festival this year. "I'm joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible." he added.

The festival which is free will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, Fun, Tiesto and The Roots. The festival will take place for the third year on Central Park’s Great Lawn on September 27th. Tickets for the festival can be obtained at GlobalCitizen.org.