NYC Global Festival Featuring Neil Young, Foo Fighthers, Black Keys and More

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This fall there will be a big show taking place in NYC. Saturday, September 29th Neil Young, Foo Fighters, the Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’naan will take the stage for the inaugural Global Festival in Central Park. Announced this morning by RollingStone.comit will be a “a concert designed to bring awareness and funds to the cause of ending global poverty.”

According to the website, “The Global Festival is timed to make an impact; it takes place while international leaders are gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Meeting to discuss commitments and solutions to significantly reduce worldwide poverty by 2015. While the high profiles of the Global Festival’s performers will certainly draw attention to the cause, the event also looks to create greater engagement among the public as well – even down to its unique ticketing system.”

While you can’t actually buy tickets for the show, you have the chance to win your way into the show. Tickets will be given away for free through an online lottery and app-based platform called Global Citizen, which will place potential concertgoers in the running after taking action for the causes and charities represented by the event whether it be making donations or educating themselves about various issues.

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