The Global Festival is set to take place on the Great Lawn of Central Park (New York, NY) on September 29, 2012. The festival has announced an epic trio of co-headliners: Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, and The Black Keys. Support will be provided by Band of Horses and K’Naan. The free ticketed festival’s purpose is to raise global awareness of and funds for extreme poverty all around the world, and encourage people to step up and help our fellow man. Approximately 60,000 fans are expected to attend.
“This advocacy concert will celebrate the progress already made in fighting extreme poverty, secure financial commitments for tackling extreme poverty and disease, and mobilise thousands of ambassadors for change. We’ll unite around a simple yet powerful idea: that by giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty.” – Global Citizen
The Global Festival is a free, ticketed event. To go in the draw for tickets, simply register as a Global Citizen, and then earn three or more points by learning, sharing, or taking action to tackle extreme poverty. You can find more information about how get tickets here. A limited number of VIP tickets on sale here.
The Global Festival is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, who are working very closely with Goldenvoice to help make the Global Festival. You can learn more about the process here. Come out and celebrate our progress with a night of amazing rock ‘n’ roll, and help continue in the fight against extreme poverty around the world. – by Matt Bishop
For more information, please visit Global Citizen at www.globalcitizen.org