The Global Citizen Festival 2012 takes place this Saturday, Sept. 29th, on the Great Lawn in Central Park. It will be the largest syndicated charity concert in broadcast and TV history and the lineup is a virtual who’s-who in music, with headliners The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young with Crazy Horse. The date was picked to coincide with the annual UN General Assembly, where world leaders gather together in NYC every September. The Festival brings top artists and 60,000 ‘change makers’ to urge leaders and fellow citizens to do more to help end extreme poverty.
Tickets are available on a lottery basis, one must register as a Global Citizen and earn three points or more by learning, sharing or taking action. From there you wait and see if you’re one of the 54,000 arbiters of change. The Global Citizen Festival aims to empower more than 50,000 people to take action in support of ending poverty and raise upwards of $100 million in new commitments form charities, businesses and governments.
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