Carrie Underwood, Jay Z among free Global Citizens Fest headliners

Carrie Underwood, Jay Z, No Doubt, Fun., The Roots and Tiesto are among the headliners of this year’s Global Citizens Festival Saturday, September 27th at New York’s Central Park.

The free ticketed event is part of the Global Citizen movement’s aim to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

MSNBC and NBC News will serve as official media partners for this year’s Festival. For the first time, the festival will air live on television with MSNBC carrying the full concert on cable and NBC News will produce a one-hour primetime special of the event to air on NBC at 9 pm on September 27th. MSNBC and NBC News will also highlight the issues surrounding global poverty in the coming months.

Fans earn free tickets by participating in events at where they earn points by signing petitions and emailing world leaders and sharing content on their social networks. Once each participant earns eight points, their name is put in a drawing for free tickets to the event. Each person can enter up to six times.

Twenty four thousand tickets are set to be given away to global citizens taking action to help prevent global poverty. The first drawing is July 29th and winners will be notified via email.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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