People Who Are Addicted To Music
Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.
The festival will be held Sept. 28 in Central Park and will feature headliners Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer. Similar to last year, 54,000 people who participate in social action will be entered into a lottery to win free tickets and about 6,000 VIP tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster, with net proceeds going to charity.
“We want to encourage people who got involved last year to continue to take their involvement to a whole new level,” says Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Poverty Project, the nonprofit that organizes and oversees the festival. He notes that the event’s major themes this year are education, women’s equality, global health and global partnerships. “Our principle objective is to enable people to take action.”