If you’re hoping to help solve the world’s biggest challenges, you can do it at this year’s Global Citizen Festival. The socially-conscious festival is back on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on Saturday, September 24th. Since 2012, Global Citizen has impacted up to 656 million people through policy changes and initiatives related to issues of girls and women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation and food and hunger. And while you’re pontificating on ways to save the world, there will be plenty of music to jam to during the fifth annual festival.
Last year, the festival featured Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. This year the star-studded artist roster includes headliners Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Major Lazer, as well as special guests Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Golding, Yandel and Yusuf/Cat Stevens. Funny lady Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee and Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault and Seth Meyers play hosts.
The festival works with global organizations to end extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations Global Goals. If you want to be a part of the solution, and of course catch your favorite acts, you will have to sign-up, take action and enter challenges on the Global Citizen website for one of the 50,000 free tickets. You can choose from a range of actions that earn you points. Every two weeks, Global Citizen will launch a new campaign with a different challenge for a chance to win. If you’re among the many who care about global issues, be sure to sign up quick and watch the trailer about the 2016 Global Citizen Festival right here.