To raise awareness and aim to significantly reduce world poverty, The Global Poverty Project is organising a global festival this weekend in Central Park, with an expected crowd of 60,000.
The Global Citizen Festival will take place on the Great Lawn on Saturday 29 September, coinciding with the world leaders’ annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. The aim of the benefit concert is to pressure world leaders to commit an additional $500 million to reduce poverty and eradicate various diseases.
The Global Poverty Project has been planning this concert for the past 18 months. The concert will feature a number of high-profile acts including: The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Crazy Horse, K’naan and Neil Young.
Location: Great Lawn, Central Park
Date: Saturday, September 29
Tickets: The lottery for free tickets officially ended on 17 September 2012.
VIP tickets are still available for $189.50 - $689.50.
If you are unable to make it on the day, the Global Citizen Festival will also be streamed live via 3 exclusive screenings:
4.30pm EDT 29 September 2012
12.30pm EDT 30 Septemeber 2012
8.30am EDT 30 September 2012
Find screening times in your time zone here