Nearly 50,000 Global Citizen Festival tickets will be given out free for this year’s third annual one-day charity event, with Jay-Z, No Doubt and Tiesto all confirmed to take to the Central Park stage on September 27.
Coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly Meeting in New York, the festival will once again aim to raise awareness and inspire action to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030 by asking music lovers to partake in various charitable actions e.g. signing petitions, emailing world leaders, in order to gain admission.
Following the inaugural 2012 line-up of The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young and last year’s headliners, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon, the 2014 organisers have managed to assemble arguably the festival’s most eclectic array of acts to date.
Alongside Jay-Z, who volunteered to perform at the event before any other artist, No Doubt, who will make their first live appearance of the year, and Tiesto, who last month scored his first US Top 20 album with A Town Called Paradise, those lucky enough to get their hands on Global Citizen Festival tickets can also look forward to sets from American Idol’s biggest country export, Carrie Underwood, Grammy winning indie-pop trio fun. and Jimmy Fallon’s soulful house band, The Roots.
Over 80% of Global Citizen Festival tickets for the show, which is set to air live on both NBC and MSNBC, will be distributed without charge via a lottery system on the festival’s official website, while several VIP packages will also be made available at various different prices.