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The festival is back for its fifth year! Join world leaders, global activists, and some of the world's greatest artists live from the Great Lawn in Central Park by watching the Global Citizen Festival Livestream

Help amplify the calls of the 60,000 people in Central Park by joining them in taking these actions.

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Our impact 7,726,599 actions taken, 656 million lives set to be affected

Over the last five years, millions of Global Citizens around the world took over six million actions to solve the world's biggest challenges. That’s six million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls targeting world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030. To date, the actions by our global community have resulted in 130 commitments and policy announcements that will affect the lives of 656 million people by 2030.

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  1. Article: Everything You Need to Know About Attending the 2016 Global Citizen Festival
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    Everything You Need to Know About Attending the 2016 Global Citizen Festival

    Sept. 23, 2016

    You’ve got a ticket! What’s next? Read more

  2. Article: Global Citizen Festival 2016: Metallica’s Long, Quiet History of Making the World a Better Place
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    Global Citizen Festival 2016: Metallica’s Long, Quiet History of Making the World a Better Place

    By Daniele Selby| Sept. 23, 2016

    The heavy metal band has been quietly working to make the world a better place. Read more

  3. Article: 15 Dignitaries and Activists From Past Global Citizen Festivals
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    15 Dignitaries and Activists From Past Global Citizen Festivals

    By Joe McCarthy| Sept. 22, 2016

    "I'm asking for a basic human right," Malala told the audience of 60,000. Read more

  4. Article: Food, Photos Booths & More: How to Get the Most Out of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival
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    Food, Photos Booths & More: How to Get the Most Out of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival

    By Meghan Werft | Sept. 22, 2016

    There’s more going on in the park than ever this year! Read more

  5. Article: Global Citizen Festival 2016: Major Lazer Is Doing Major Good in the World
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    Global Citizen Festival 2016: Major Lazer Is Doing Major Good in the World

    By Daniele Selby| Sept. 22, 2016

    Their goodwill extends around the world. Read more

  6. Article: 10 of the Best Crowd Shots From Past Global Citizen Festivals
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    10 of the Best Crowd Shots From Past Global Citizen Festivals

    By Joe McCarthy| Sept. 21, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people gathering to end extreme poverty. Read more

  7. Article: What to Bring and Wear to Global Citizen Festival 2016
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    What to Bring and Wear to Global Citizen Festival 2016

    Sept. 21, 2016

    Advice: Layers, layers, layers. Read more

  8. Article: How the Global Citizen Festival Has Helped Change the World
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    How the Global Citizen Festival Has Helped Change the World

    By Joe McCarthy| Sept. 21, 2016

    Commitments made through Global Citizen are set to affect 657 million people. Read more

  9. Article: Global Citizen Festival 2016: How Demi Lovato Lives Her Life as a Warrior for Change
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    Global Citizen Festival 2016: How Demi Lovato Lives Her Life as a Warrior for Change

    By Daniele Selby| Sept. 21, 2016

    Lovato is using her powerhouse vocals for more than music. Read more

  10. Article: These US and Foreign Dignitaries Will #ShowUp at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival
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    These US and Foreign Dignitaries Will #ShowUp at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival

    By Phineas Rueckert| Sept. 21, 2016

    Expect to see these world leaders on the Global Citizen Festival stage. Read more

  11. Article: How to Throw a Concert for 60,000 People in Central Park
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    How to Throw a Concert for 60,000 People in Central Park

    By Sydney DenmarkPhineas Rueckert  and  Luca Powell| Sept. 20, 2016

    Hint: We’re pretty busy. Read more

  12. Article: Best Musical Moments From Past Global Citizen Festivals
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    Best Musical Moments From Past Global Citizen Festivals

    By Joe McCarthy| Sept. 20, 2016

    This is what happens when global citizens #showup. Read more

  13. Article: Global Citizen Festival 2016: The Many Ways Kendrick Lamar Is Giving Back
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    Global Citizen Festival 2016: The Many Ways Kendrick Lamar Is Giving Back

    By Daniele Selby| Sept. 20, 2016

    Lamar is honored to be a role model for people from his hometown and beyond. Read more

  14. Article: Global Citizen Festival 2016: Rihanna Isn’t Just a Superstar — She’s a Super Giver as Well
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    Global Citizen Festival 2016: Rihanna Isn’t Just a Superstar — She’s a Super Giver as Well

    By Daniele Selby| Sept. 19, 2016

    Rihanna’s grandmother is a major source of inspiration for her philanthropy. Read more

  15. Article: Enjoy Every Moment of the  2016 Global Citizen Festival
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    Enjoy Every Moment of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival

    Sept. 19, 2016

    Get backstage access and behind-the-scenes commentary while watching the festival live. Read more

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