The Great Lawn at Central Park
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced the 2013 Global Citizen Festival – a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn of New York's iconic Central Park – will take place on September 28, 2013 with Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer.
Free tickets to the 2013 Festival can be earned at www.globalfestival.com where fans can take online "action" to earn their admission. By watching videos, signing petitions, sending emails to world leaders, etc. participants become active and learn about the four main themes behind this year's Festival: education, women's equality, global health, and global partnerships. Fans will be notified throughout the summer when they have been selected to receive tickets via Ticketmaster.com.The Global Citizen Festival is once again timed to put pressure on world leaders as they gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
This year, the Global Citizen Festival will celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty, and provide world leaders with a clear and compelling mandate to accelerate progress on the issues of education, women's equality, global health, and global partnerships to help end extreme poverty by 2030.Building on the success of the 2012 Global Citizen Festival, the Global Poverty Project aims to achieve a combined total of one million actions by this September.
To do so, one of the first "actions" fans can complete is the signing of A World at School Initiative's Stand with Malala Petition, which demands emergency action to help the 57 million children without access to primary education. Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist from Pakistan who has inspired a worldwide movement to keep girls in school, will hand the petition over to the leadership of the United Nations on July 12, 2013.
The Festival has also partnered with leading non-profit groups, including: the Global Partnership for Education, A World at School Initiative, The Earth Institute, the UN's Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals Jeffrey Sachs, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI Alliance), Women Deliver, World Food Program USA, The World Bank Group, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Make Roads Safe, CARE, charity: water, Malaria No More, Toilet Hackers and more.People everywhere are invited to sign-up and begin taking actions to be entered in the ticket lottery. In total, 54,000 free tickets to the festival will be given out to Global Citizens. For more information about the bands, artists, schedules, and event, please visit www.globalfestival.com.