The 2016 Global Citizen Festival
hosted by Chelsea Handler, Deborra-Lee Furness & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayak Pinault and Seth Meyers; and starring Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica; with special guest performances by Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel and Yusuf / Cat Stephens – New York
Frequently Asked Questions
I. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL
What is The Global Poverty Project?
The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty. An Australian grown project, The Global Poverty Project creates campaigns with the purpose of increasing the number of people taking action to end extreme poverty, with the vision of a world without extreme poverty, within a generation.
What is Global Citizen?
Launched successfully with the Global Citizen Festival on September 29, 2012 in New York City’s Central Park, Global Citizen is an innovative online platform and mobile application that tracks and rewards activist action through a point-scoring system. Accumulated points are used as a currency to bid on live entertainment experiences like tickets to great concerts and a host of other entertainment events.
What is the Global Citizen Festival?
The Global Citizen Festival is an action-rewarded, awareness driven free music festival where fans engage with causes in order to win tickets. On September 29, 2012, more than 60,000 people attended the first Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn in New York’s iconic Central Park. The Festival featured live performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’Naan and more. The Festival was a live entertainment event where tickets were accessed through points earned by taking actions to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions and sharing information, on behalf of the Global Citizen partners. The Global Citizen Rewards initiative uses this same strategy, digital platform and technology to spur music fans and change-makers alike to take action to help benefit the world’s poor. This concert is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to raise awareness and leverage government aid.
When and where is the 2016 Global Citizen Festival?
This years 2016 Global Citizen Festival is taking place on September 24th, in NYC’s Central Park.
Who are the artist involved in this year’s Festival?
The artist lineup will be announced on July 26th, but your opportunity to take action for a chance to win tickets starts now!
How will this initiative change the world?
The Global Citizen Festival aims to raise the consciousness of a generation to make change inevitable. It’s an incredible tool to promote activism through something people love – live musical entertainment – and in turn, give our world leaders a clear and compelling mandate to commit to ending extreme poverty by 2030.