Global Citizen Festival Reveals 2013 Plans

Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Kings Of Leon will appear on the second at New York City’s Central Park in September.  You can’t buy tickets.  Instead, you must earn them.

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East Room @ The White House, Washington, D.C.

Happening Sept. 28 on Central Park’s Great Lawn, the festival will coincide with the UN General Assembly meeting and is meant to compel world leaders into addressing the concerns of the world’s poor.

How do you score tickets?  Do something to help the cause such as writing letters to political leaders or even something as simple as reposting information via social media. These are just a couple of examples of how fans can gather points towards getting tickets.

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Crossroads Guitar Festival, Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City

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The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Fest., Gulf Shores, Ala.

Last year’s Global Citizen event at Central Park featured Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys

“We write a big list and we think, ‘Who will effectively represent the cause of ending extreme poverty in the way they perform and the way they’re involved, and who would also inspire a generation of people to take action?’” Global Poverty Project CO Hugh Evans said.  “We’re fortunate that this year some extraordinary people put up their hands to perform for free.

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Hallenstadion Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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