Celebrity Demi Lovato to Headline Global Citizen Festival as Selena Gomez Takes a Break By Lara Walsh Lara Walsh Lara Walsh is a Chicago-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity, pop culture, travel, and food. When she’s not avidly planning her next trip, she’s writing posts for her travel blog or mapping out her next foodie adventure. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 7, 2016 @ 10:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Demi Lovato is set to helm the Global Citizen Festival alongside the previously disclosed list of headliners, the founder and CEO of the charitable organization has announced. The "Confident" songstress will replace formerly reported headliner Selena Gomez, who is taking a hiatus from performing due to health complications from lupus. "Demi has been an incredible ambassador for global health and gender equality campaigns for many years," CEO Hugh Evans said of star's the addition for the Sept. 24 show in N.Y.C. "We are so thrilled to align her artistry and advocacy and have her join us as a headliner at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park." The annual charity festival, which takes place in New York's Central Park, is celebrating its fifth year pushing global leaders towards making changes in food and huge, sanitation, health, women's equality, and more. RELATED VIDEO: Demi Lovato's Beauty Transformation The 24-year-old says she is thrilled to be joining the star-studded lineup. "The Global Citizen Festival combines music and activism in a way that inspires and affects millions around the world," she said in a statement. "I am proud to support this amazing organization's ongoing efforts to improve global healthcare and to end extreme poverty." Selena Gomez Taking Time Off to Deal with "Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Depression" Following Lupus Diagnosis Previously announced headliners include music powerhouses Rihanna, Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar, and Metallica. Learn more at globalcitizen.org.