Get your travel plans ready to head to the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on September 26th! Ed Sheeran will be one of the performers at this free concert to bring attention to the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. Ed is the first artist to announce his performance at the show and we should learn about other artists in July but previous headliners of Global Citizen Festivals include: JAY Z, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, No Doubt, John Mayer, fun., Carrie Underwood, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Roots, Tiesto, Foo Fighters, the Black Keys and more. It will be a great show with artists bringing attention to this important issue.
This year’s event will spotlight the Global Goals, the to-do list the United Nations will release in the fall that is designed to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030. The Festival is scheduled to coincide with the annual United Nations General Assembly since it’s halfway to the goal this year (2015). As world leaders from 193 countries announce the new Global Goals designed to fight inequality, protect our planed and end extreme poverty in all nations around the world.
The Fifth Annual Global Citizen Festival is a FREE concert as part of the movement to end extreme poverty with Richard Curtis serving as the creative director for 2015. Learn more about global citizen and the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park will channel the power of global citizens lending their voices for change and justice but this event is for everyone around the world. Even if your unable to attend you can still be involved. Go to the global citizen site for details on how to win points and enter for the chance to win tickets. MSNBC is the broadcast partner for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival for those unable to attend watch it on TV. This event is a critical lever for achieving policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of these Global Goals that Chris Martin of Coldplay will serve as the curator of GCF for the next 15 years.