Nonprofit Global Citizen kicked off the fifth instalment of its annual festival, Global Citizen Festival, on Saturday at New York's Central Park and the line-up was big. The multi-hour concert was kicked off in style by headlining artistes Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Major Lazer among others.

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Priyanka Chopra, Chris Martin at Global Citizen Festival 2016.Reuters

The show wasn't just about a string of performances, it has also had sections where celebrities came together to make the fans laugh while indulging in a few gags. Quantico star Priyanka Chopra introduced the India chapter while hosting a segment, while Coldplay frontman Chris Martin gave her company. Actor Hugh Jackman, comedian Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris and Salma Hayek Pinault hosted bits and parts of the festival. Apart from witnessing music legends Metallica, Eddie Vedder and Cat Stevens get their groove on stage, the audience got a taste of rap and reggae in Becky G, Kendrick Lamar and Yandel's numbers.

Global Citizen Festival is essentially a global peace movement and specifically aimed at ending poverty by 2030. Below are some of the best photos from the show.

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Metallica performs at Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters
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Global Citizen Festival 2016 steals the show at Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters
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Ellie Goulding at the Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters
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Yandel at Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters
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Usher at the Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters
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Hugh Jackman and Chelsea Handler at Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters
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Kendrick Lamar performing at the Global Citizen Festival 2016, New York.Reuters