A charity concert called Global Festival that aims to raise funds and awareness towards global poverty will be held on the Great Lawn of NYC’s Central Park on September 29th. Event organizers have put together a power-packed lineup of Neil Young, the Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and K’naan. This inaugural fest will be free to the public but you’ll have to secure tickets via lottery.
Here’s details about how the tickets will be distributed…
Global Poverty Project developed an online and app-based platform called Global Citizen through which potential concertgoers get placed in the lottery by taking action for the various causes and charities represented by the event – from making donations to educating themselves in depth about various issues. The cost of the event is being funded primarily by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Sumner Redstone Charity Foundation, along with partners like UNICEF and Rotary International.
Crazy Horse will back Young at this event, which was put together by the Global Poverty Project along with famed promoter Goldenvoice/AEG.
[via Rolling Stone]