Global Citizen Festival 2016 rocks Central Park NYC for free!
Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Usher, Major Lazer, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin & Eddie Vedder, and Metallica all played awesome concerts today (well more like mini-concerts kinda) for FREE!
That’s right you heard that correctly, they played for FREE – although they did ask in return for services rendered that top world leaders, activists, and business leaders make major commitments to help end poverty.
The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival established in 2012. Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, is the current creative director of the event, and he will fulfill this role for the next 15 years.
The event was created in 2015 to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a “to-do list” of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030.
The Global Citizen Music Festival is a continued effort to end extreme poverty by 2030, as proposed by the United Nationals Sustainable Developmental Goals.
By contributing to charity acts on the website, including watching videos and signing petitions, people can get free tickets to the festival. In addition, organizers are striving to make the event global through a live-streaming in public locations.