9.28.24  |  THE GREAT LAWN

Global Citizen Festival Returns to NYC Sept. 28

Join us in Central Park as we unite to call on world and corporate leaders for urgent action to Defeat Poverty, Defend the Planet and Demand Equity


9.28.24  |  CENTRAL PARK

Global Citizen Festival Returns to NYC Sept. 28

Join us in Central Park as we unite to call on world and corporate leaders for urgent action to Defeat Poverty, Defend the Planet and Demand Equity


Earn Free Tickets

Take action with us to earn your free tickets.

  1. Download the Global Citizen App
  2. Sign Up to be a Global Citizen
  3. Take action on issues that matter to you.
  4. Enter to win a pair of tickets

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General Admission: Guaranteed general admisison into the festival

Global VIP: VIP section with special entrance, concessions, and restroom facilities

Ultimate VIP: Backstage tent access with gourmet catering, open bar, private restrooms, private entry, and prime viewing

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Earn Your Tickets

Use the Global Citizen app to track your impact with daily goals and actions that address global issues most important to you. Connect with other Global Citizens and celebrate a better tomorrow. Download the Global Citizen app now and earn your spots at Central Park's Great Lawn.

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Defeat Poverty

We are calling on the G7 countries to increase their contributions to the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund dedicated to defeating poverty.

Defend the Planet

We are calling on businesses, philanthropic foundations and governments to protect and restore the Amazon rainforest and support indigenous communities.

Demand Equity

We are calling for equitable access to nutritious food, stronger health systems, financial inclusion, and quality education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Global Citizen?

Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty NOW. The voices of millions of Global Citizens around the world are driving lasting change towards sustainability, equality, and humanity by taking action every day. 

We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. 

By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards with tickets to events, products, subscriptions, and more. 

Global Citizens have taken over 33.5 million actions since 2009. Today, these actions, in combination with high-level advocacy work, have led to over $43.6 billion being distributed to our partners around the world, impacting 1.29 billion lives in the fight to end extreme poverty.

You can learn more about our impact here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/impact/

What is the Global Citizen Festival?

Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival where fans take actions toward ending extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets. Our festivals bring together Global Citizens, artists, activists, world leaders, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and more, with one collective mission: end extreme poverty now. It’s a moment both to celebrate all we have achieved together, and all we continue to achieve together. 

The inaugural Global Citizen Festival took place on September 29, 2012, with 60,000 people in attendance 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. Since then, artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, and many more have performed on Global Citizen Festival stages around the world. 

Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to defeat poverty, demand equity, and defend the planet. Tickets to Global Citizen Festival are awarded through points earned by taking actions to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions, calling your political representatives, participating in challenges, and more.

On Saturday, September 28, 2024, Global Citizen Festival will return to the iconic Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City to drive urgent action to End Extreme Poverty NOW. Post Malone, Doja Cat, LISA, Jelly Roll and Rauw Alejandro will headline this year’s festival with additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks. Global Citizen Ambassador Hugh Jackman will host the event which will also feature appearances by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace and Global Citizen Festival Curator, Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Where and when is the Global Citizen Festival in New York City?

The Global Citizen Festival NYC is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024, in NYC’s Central Park on the Great Lawn. The gates at Central Park will open at 2 p.m. and the show will start around 4 p.m. 

Please note, the gates will close around 8 p.m. and the show will end around 10 p.m. — so get to the Great Lawn early to enjoy the full show!