An estimated 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project aims to motivate everyone to become Global Citizens and take action.
A concert on the Great Lawn of New York's iconic Central Park will take place on September 29th. All you have to do to attend the Global Festival is share content and sign petitions on the Global Citizen website to earn points and you'll be entered in the drawing for free tickets.
The concert will be headlined by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys, along with support from Band of Horses and K'Naan.
"We are very proud to be lending a hand to such a creative, important event and are looking forward to adding to the noise in the big park and helping the effort toward reducing the global shame of deep poverty," said the Foo Fighters.
Hugh Jackman, a member of the advisory board of Global Poverty Project, said, "This Festival will energize and inspire a generation to work together to end extreme poverty. I am looking forward to being at this iconic event and to being part of this amazing Global Poverty Project initiative."
The Global Festival has been timed to create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York, when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.
People everywhere are invited to sign-up and begin participating in actions to be entered in the ticket lottery. A small number of VIP tickets are available for purchase and all net proceeds go to the charity.
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Source: PR Newswire, Photo: globalfestival.com