Jay Z, No Doubt Top ‘Global Citizen Festival’ Lineup

Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiësto will perform on the third annual at New York’s Central Park September 27.  The festival is free, but you’ll need to earn your tickets.

Happening on Central Park’s Great Lawn Sept. 27 and coinciding with the UN General Assembly, this year’s festival is tied to several campaigns, including securing contributions for the GAVI Alliance and the Global partnership for Education as well as promoting the “Water For The World Act,” a Congressional bill supporting efforts to bring clean sanitation to 1.25 billion woman worldwide.

The festival’s major media partners are MSNBC and NBC News.  MSNBC will carry the full concert and NBC News will produce a one-hour primetime documentary special to air Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT.

As part of its drive to eliminate extreme global poverty by 2030, the Global Citizen movement offers this free night of top-tier entertainment in exchange for social activism.  To ensure your name is included in drawings for free tickets to be held throughout the summer the festival asks that you visit the official website where you can take “action” to earn points qualifying you for the drawings.  This is accomplished by signing petitions, emailing world leaders and sharing content on social networks. 

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But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy tickets. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for purchase.  By partnering with the festival, Citi will be able to offer VIP passes at an early bird pricing.

“Change only takes place when and where there is action,” Jay Z said.  “I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible.”

Now is the time to begin your journey toward attending this year’s Global Citizen Festival.  Click here for the first step.