Pharrell Williams and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong
Pharrell Williams, Green Day Join Global Citizen Festival's All-Star Lineup
At a time when more artists are exercising their power of social activism and more music festivals are broadening the scope of genres in their lineup, Global Citizen Festival announced a truly dynamic and impressive lineup for their Sept. 23 event in Central Park in New York.
From Stevie Wonder to Green Day, the Lumineers to the Chainsmokers, and Pharrell Williams to the Killers, Global Citizen's lineup covers a lot of musical ground, all brought together in the name of progress.
“We try to bring in artists from multiple genres," Hugh Evans, CEO and founder of Global Citizen, told Variety. "Whatever music you're into, you can come to the Global Citizen Festival and be part of it, because ultimately our hope is that the message transcends the music, that we're the generation that sees the end of poverty in our lifetime.”
The eclectic lineup for the sixth iteration of Global Citizen Festival was once again curated by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and also will feature performances by Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara.
Global Citizen Festival promises to entertain, but the organization behind it has a much deeper purpose behind assembling this stellar lineup. More than 60,000 tickets to the event are expected to be given away to those who have worked with Global Citizen in support of their cause. "I think everyone’s who’s involved knows that our true north is the end of extreme poverty by 2030, and we're only going to get there if we use the immense uniting power of music to bring people together," said Evans.
If you can't make it to Central Park, the festival will be streamed via YouTube and Twitter. In the meantime, learn more about how you can help support Global Citizen.