Global Citizen Festival

Sep 2020

Central Park

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The basics

A free but ticketed event, this New York festival rewards those who've performed enough charitable actions on with the chance to apply for tickets to see Jay-Z, No Doubt and more.

The festival

An eclectic line-up full of alternative and hip-hop icons comes to Central Park on 27 September, with Jay-Z, No Doubt, fun., Tiësto and The Roots performing for a variety of great causes.

In a system unique to the festival, users build up credit by undertaking charitable actions, such as signing petitions and sharing content on social media, to be able to apply for free tickets. The festival is the spearhead of the Global Citizen movement, which aims to abolish extreme poverty by 2030.

As well as including a lineup of amazing artists, 2014's festival focused specifically on the rights of young people and adolescents around the world.

Our tip

If you're too late to build up charitable credit, a few VIP tickets are available to buy on Ticketmaster.




Getting there

How do I get there?

Central Park runs north to south from 110th street to 59th street and west to east from Central Park West to 5th Avenue.

Traveling by Subway: There are numerous subway stops in the Central Park area: N, R, W Trains, 2, 3 Trains, B, C Trains and A, B, C, D, 1 Trains. 

Travelling by Bus: Buses also go from Penn Station and Grand Central Station.



Tickets are free, or VIP tickets are available at a price.

When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now


Where can I get them?

Ticketmaster. Tickets for next year will be announced in due course.

More info

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