- $89 for one VIP ticket to the Global Citizen Festival (up to a $125 value)
- When: Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Great Lawn at Central Park
- Seating: VIP 3
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the festival layout.
- Separate restroom facilities
- Separate entrance
- Limited edition lithograph created exclusively for the festival
- Commemorative VIP laminate and matching lanyard
- VIP customer service hotline
Global Citizen Festival 2013
- Who's playing: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, John Mayer
- What's bringing them all together: the fight against extreme poverty around the world
- Why Stevie Wonder decided to perform: "How can we live in a time when, technologically, we have made so many advances, but [there are] so many people that are starving, so many women that don't have equal rights, so many children that don't have education? I mean, it's completely unacceptable."
- John Mayer song that takes a similar stance: "Waiting For The World To Change"
- Kings Of Leon song to get you hugging your neighbor: "Manhattan"—a danceable, reverb-soaked tune about positivity and camaraderie
- How Alicia Keys has strived to make a difference: she co-founded Keep A Child Alive, a non-profit organization that gets medicine to families affected by the AIDS epidemic in Africa
- How you can make a difference: by staying informed and taking action on this year's four specific festival goals
- These goals are: improving education, healthcare, women's equality, and global partnerships
Global Citizen Festival
Many music festivals raise funds for charity. However, Global Citizen knows that real change is about much more than money. That's why the organization awards points to attendees who take action, whether through signing petitions, buying fair-trade products, or contacting representatives. These points can then be exchanged for tickets to concerts by philanthropic artists such as Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and Dixie Chicks. It's all part of Global Citizen's goal to end extreme global poverty by 2030. Although that may seem like a lofty dream to some, the non-profit's website points out an astounding statistic: "Extreme poverty has been halved in the last 25 years. Our generation can end it."