Check out our guide to Global Citizen Festival 2016—NYC's annual charity event in Central Park—for information on this year's lineup and how to get tickets - From Time Out New York
By Rohan Samarth Posted: Tuesday July 26 2016 NYC’s roster of exciting music fests grows ever larger—Governors Ball, Panorama Music Festival, Afropunk Festival, and more—but Global Citizen Festival continues to hold a particularly unique spot in that list.
Unlike the city’s other musical happenings, this event has a charitable mission: to spark action and raise funds to further the UN’s project of eradicating global poverty by 2030.
It’s an ambitious goal that brings in some lofty starpower: Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and other pop luminaries have all descended upon Central Park in the past alongside a veritable who’s-who of public figures and celebrity hosts (Leonardo DiCaprio, Joe Biden, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Obama have all made appearances).
Here’s our complete guide to Global Citizen Festival 2016—NYC’s annual “do-good” celebration of music.
Festivalgoers can receive free admission upon completing “action journeys,” which include signing petitions, volunteering and spreading the word about charitable causes—alternatively, you can also buy tickets at the official website.