BY PESHEAN ZHANG
Published on: September 29, 2013
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon and John Mayer headlined the 2nd Annual FREE Global Citizen Festival. These 4 artists played without compensation to support efforts in the fight against ending global poverty by 2030.
The music festival drew over 60,000 people to Central Park’s legendary Great Lawn yesterday afternoon. Music sets included Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Janelle Monae, Elvis Costello and Will.i.am.
Katie Holmes, Freida Pinto, Russell Simmons, Bono, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Gerard Butler, Olivia Wilde, Adrian Grenier, will.i.am, Bridget Moynahan, Karolina Kurkova, Erin Heatherton, Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Clemons, Deborah-Lee Furness, Barbara Bush, Gayle King, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, among others.
The Global Citizen Festival is an awareness and action-reward driven music festival, where fans engage with causes in order to win tickets. 54,000 free tickets were distributed through a lottery to people who participate in social action to ending global poverty and 6,000 VIP tickets sold through Ticketmaster with all proceeds going to the charity.
AEG-Goldenvoice produced the event. Sponsors included the Cotton On Foundation, HP, FedEx, Coca-Cola, Citibank and the Sumner M. Redstone Foundation. Media partners included FORBES, ReverbNation and Clear Channel.
For more information on Global Citizen Festival and it's social action to end global poverty visit their website: http://www.globalcitizen.org