They say the early bird catches the worm. But did you know it also catches a free drink, pre-show DJ sets, and a whole lot more?

If you’re one of the lucky Global Citizens who earned a ticket to Global Citizen Festival: Accra, then the good news isn’t over yet. We’ve got even more treats in store for the early birds who arrive at Black Star Square stage by 2:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 24. 

This year’s festival in Accra is part of our End Extreme Poverty NOW campaign, an urgent call that is demanding urgent action from world leaders to do more than they’ve ever done before.

Here are five big reasons you should definitely arrive early for Global Citizen Festival: Accra — and remember, you will need a ticket to enter. Ain’t no party like a pre-show party!

1. Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to See Stonebwoy Perform in Black Star Square

You do not want to miss the set everyone will be talking about at Global Citizen Festival: Accra.

Not only is he a six-time Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Stonebwoy is also all about giving back to the community as Ghana’s global sanitation ambassador.

As one of the headliners this year, Stonebwoy will be bringing absolute fire to the Black Star Square stage, showing Accra, and the world, what he’s made of, and why he’s such an important part of the Global Citizen movement. 

It’s not every day that Black Star Square gets transformed into a festival site. But you definitely can’t miss one of the hottest Ghanaian singer-songwriters bring his magic to the space. 

2. A Drink Voucher

Did somebody say “free drink”?

Get to the pre-show party by 2:30 p.m. and if you’re one of the first 500 Global Citizens to arrive you’ll get your hands on a free drink voucher. Now for the hard part: which drink are you going to sip on while bopping to the sweet tunes? 

3. A Jaw-dropping Set by DJ Mic Smith With Kojo Manuel 

Award-winning Ghanaian DJ Mic Smith will be dropping beats that are sure to get your face smiling and your feet moving. 

With Kojo Manuel MCing, this lively duo will lift the performance into the realms of pure vibes.

4. A 40% Uber Discount to and From the Festival

As if seeing the world-defining artists on the lineup for free wasn’t enough, we’ve also got all you lucky ticket-holders a 40% discount on Uber rides so you can travel to the venue and back in style! 

To redeem your ride discount, enter the promo code GLOBALCITIZEN in the ‘Payments’ section of your Uber app – it’s that easy.

5. A Limited Edition Gift

As well as the free drink voucher, the first 500 Global Citizens to arrive will also be gifted a special Global Citizen bandana so you can look cool and bust a move!

Global Citizen Festival is calling on world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists to do more than they’ve ever done before to End Extreme Poverty NOW. Through our global campaign and with stages in two iconic locations — NYC’s Central Park and Accra’s Black Star Square — we will unite leaders, artists, activists, and Global Citizens around the world on Sept. 24 to achieve an ambitious policy agenda focused on empowering girls and women, taking climate action, breaking systemic barriers, and lifting up activists and advocates. Wherever you are in the world, you can join the campaign and take action right now by downloading the Global Citizen app.

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5 Reasons You Should Definitely Arrive Early for Global Citizen Festival: Accra

By Tess Lowery