Get Ready! The Global Citizen Festival Is Coming Sept. 23!
We’ll be taking over Central Park to create real change.
Rihanna. Beyoncé. Coldplay. Jay-Z. Pearl Jam. Kendrick Lamar. These names and many more music artists have performed on the Global Citizen Festival stage.
And this year, on Sept. 23, a new lineup of stars will headline the Global Citizen Festival in its sixth year in New York City's Central Park.
On that day, up to 60,000 Global Citizens will come together on the Great Lawn to watch world and corporate leaders take the stage to make commitments to solve some of the world’s biggest problems: extreme poverty, gender equality, health, education, water and sanitation, and more.
The announcement comes fresh on the heels of Global Citizen Festival Hamburg, where Coldplay, with special guest Shakira, Herbert Grönemeyer, Ellie Goulding, Pharrell Williams, and Andreas Bourani inspired more than 11,000 Global Citizens to take more than 750,000 actions leading up to the festival.
There, world leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, and Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, along with corporate leaders, made a total of 21 commitments and 9 announcements set to affect the lives of 113 million people by the year 2030.
Watch Now: Global Citizen Festival Hamburg on YouTube
The Hamburg festival isn’t the first time we’ve taken the show on the road.
Last November, Global Citizen hosted a festival in Mumbai where Coldplay, Jay-Z, Demi Lovato, A.R. Rahman, and more, took the stage. There, after Global Citizens took 500,000 actions, world and corporate leaders made 25 announcements and commitments, which are set to affect 503 million lives through an investment of $5.93 billion.
In 2016 in New York, as Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, and Major Lazer entertained the crowd, leaders made 47 commitments and announcements worth $1.9B that will reach 199 million people after Global Citizens took 1.3 million actions.
This is all to say that when Global Citizens come together to take action, real change happens.
If you'd like to purchase a VIP ticket to the festival, visit Ticketmaster.com.
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