News Awards & Events Inside the Global Citizen Festival with Olivia Wilde, Bono, Kerry Washington, and More By Claire Stern Claire Stern Claire Stern is the Deputy Editor of ELLE.com. Previously, she served as Editor at Bergdorf Goodman and was the Associate Editor at InStyle. Her interests include fashion, food, travel, music, Peloton, and The Hills—not necessarily in that order. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 28, 2015 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: teddysphotos/Instagram ICYMI, a conclave of socially conscious celebrities and politicians descended on N.Y.C.'s Central Park on Saturday for the fourth annual Global Citizen Festival, part of the UN-backed Global Poverty Project which aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. Olivia Wilde, Michelle Obama, and Freida Pinto were among the big-name players who spoke out to raise awareness, while Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, and Pearl Jam provided the bulk of the evening's musical entertainment—interlaced with do-good initiatives (Queen B's performance featured a slew of multimedia bits, with inspiring quotes from poet Maya Angelou and Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie flashing across the screen). Michelle Obama Steals the Show (and Praises Beyoncé) at the Global Citizen Festival With over 60,000 attendees sprawled across the Great Lawn, the stars (who congregated backstage in the VIP tent), posted 'grams from behind the scenes. Below, check out their snaps: 01 of 08 Laverne Cox lavernecox/Instagram "We are not a generation of bystanders. We are #global citizens. @glblctzn #globalgoals #2030 now," wrote Cox in her 'gram. 02 of 08 Kerry Washington kerrywashington/Instagram The Scandal actress shared a sweet video of herself alongside other do-good celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio and Salma Hayek Pinault. 03 of 08 Chris Martin coldplay/Instagram "In school I learned to love Sherlock Holmes stories. #62MillionGirls don't have that chance. Share what you learned in school with your photo and #62MillionGirls to join the yearbook at 62milliongirls.com," wrote Martin, spreading awareness for the First Lady's new campaign to promote education for girls around the world. 04 of 08 Olivia Wilde and Michelle Obama oliviawilde/Instagram "Just me and bae. #62milliongirls," wrote Wilde beneath her selfie with FLOTUS. Earlier, the event co-host posted an epic snap of her POV from the stage. 05 of 08 Salma Hayek Pinault and Stephen Colbert salmahayek/Instagram The actress threw up a peace sign for a photo op with The Late Show host. 06 of 08 Hugh Jackman thehughjackman/Instagram The actor posted a smiley snap of himself rocking a Global Citizen Festival T-shirt, calling the event a "top night." 07 of 08 Freida Pinto and Malala Yousafzai girlrisingofficial/Instagram As part of her takeover of Girl Rising's Instagram, the actress uploaded a photo of herself and Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai. 08 of 08 Ed Sheeran and Chris Martin teddysphotos/Instagram The singers kneeled down on the festival stage and made heart symbols with their hands following a duet of Sheeran's song "Thinking Out Loud."