The Global Poverty Project's Concert Series
The Global Poverty Project (GPP), an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty, in partnering with Cotton On Foundation, announced last night at Milk Studios that on September 28, 2013, its second annual free-ticketed concert, the 2013 Global Citizen Festival, will take place on the Great Lawn at Central Park. GPP’s CEO and co-Founder, Hugh Evans, is excited to welcome special performers Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer to its festival, helping “celebrate achievements that have halved global extreme poverty since 1990, call for continued progress towards ending extreme poverty by 2030 and focus global attention on education, women’s equality, global health and global partnerships,” said GPP.
The organization informed its guests at Milk Studios that 54,000 free tickets were now available at globalfestival.com, but they must be earned by taking action, such as watching videos, sending emails to global leaders or signing petitions. “Fans will be notified throughout the summer when they have been selected to receive tickets via Ticketmaster.com,” wrote GPP. Come September, GPP hopes to successfully achieve one million actions from willing participants. Ryan Gall, co-Founder and executive producer of the Global Citizen Festival, stated, “We are honored to work with this year’s line up, in a united effort to end extreme poverty. The stories behind these causes deserve to share a stage with some of the most profound storytellers we know.”
Be a part of this growing project and festival, where last year 60,000 attendees joined Neil Young, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys and a total of $1,314,700,000 in commitments were raised towards supporting anti-poverty initiatives.
For more information, please visit globalfestival.com.