Stevie Wonder, Green Day, the Killers Among Global Citizen Festival Headliners
The Lumineers will also headline the Central Park concert, with the Chainsmokers, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara also performing at the event.
Global Citizen Festival 2017 is set to be a tremendous humanitarian event at the Central Park Great Lawn on Sept. 23 with a star-studded lineup headlined by Stevie Wonder (and special guests), Green Day, the Killers, the Lumineers and featuring the Chainsmokers.
The annual charity concert also includes special guest performances by Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara and more to be announced at a later date.
Global Citizen is a social action platform dedicated to ending extreme poverty and other world issues. The 2017 festival in support of the cause intends to call on world leaders to improve education, food security, health care, gender equality and sanitation worldwide.
This year's Global Citizen Festival will culminate at the end of the new Global Citizen Week, a weeklong effort leading up to the concert featuring forums and discussions on developmental issues, as well as concert, film and art series.
Global Citizens are able to earn tickets to the event by taking part in the movement and completing advocacy tasks at globalcitizenfestival.com. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer leading up to the event.
"Over the last year, we've seen voters around the world reject the nationalism and isolationism that keeps people living in extreme poverty," says Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. "Now, we are calling on activists and music fans to use their voice to change the world. We couldn't be more thrilled to be announcing this incredible lineup for Global Citizen. Now more than ever, we need to ensure we work together for the world’s poor."
“Thanks to the passion of artists and their fans, music has the power to transcend borders and unite people," says Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino. "Live Nation is proud to help the music community come together to make the world a better place through efforts like Global Citizen Festival."
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