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The Black Keys, Neil Young, Foo Fighters to Headline Global Poverty Project's Global Festival in NYC's Central Park September 29

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    The Black Keys, Neil Young, Foo Fighters to Headline Global Poverty Project's Global Festival in NYC's Central Park September 29

    The Black Keys, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Foo Fighters will headline The Global Poverty Project's Global Festival 2012, a multifaceted event culminating with a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Also performing are Band of Horses and K’Naan.

    The Global Festival, which celebrates achievements made towards eradicating extreme poverty, has been timed to create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York, when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.

    Starting today, tickets to the concert can be earned through the new website Global Citizen, at globalfestival.com. The site offers content and actions about international health and development issues. It will also showcase non-profit partners and social entrepreneurs that are working in each of these areas, as well as academics, writers, celebrity spokespeople and music artists who are involved in these particular issues. Fan cans choose from a variety of cause related actions to complete on the website and qualify for free tickets to the concert.

    According to the Global Poverty Project, an estimated 1.3 billion people still live in extreme poverty, on less than the equivalent of $1.50 per day. Among the issues the Global Festival and Global Citizen will seek to impact is the global effort to end polio, cases of which have been reduced by more than 99% since 1988.

    “By giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project. "Tremendous strides have been made to improve the lives of children, including the effort to provide every child with the vaccines they require, but there is much to be done and the need for action is urgent."

    For more information and to enter the concert ticket lottery, go to globalfestival.com.

on August 7, 2012 - 5:57pm
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The Black Keys, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Foo Fighters will headline The Global Poverty Project's Global Festival 2012, a multifaceted event culminating with a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Also performing are Band of Horses and K’Naan. The Festival celebrates achievements made towards eradicating extreme poverty. Tickets to the concert can be earned through the Global Citizen website.

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The Black Keys, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Foo Fighters will headline The Global Poverty Project's Global Festival 2012, a multifaceted event culminating with a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Also performing are Band of Horses and K’Naan.

The Global Festival, which celebrates achievements made towards eradicating extreme poverty, has been timed to create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York, when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.

Starting today, tickets to the concert can be earned through the new website Global Citizen, at globalfestival.com. The site offers content and actions about international health and development issues. It will also showcase non-profit partners and social entrepreneurs that are working in each of these areas, as well as academics, writers, celebrity spokespeople and music artists who are involved in these particular issues. Fan cans choose from a variety of cause related actions to complete on the website and qualify for free tickets to the concert.

According to the Global Poverty Project, an estimated 1.3 billion people still live in extreme poverty, on less than the equivalent of $1.50 per day. Among the issues the Global Festival and Global Citizen will seek to impact is the global effort to end polio, cases of which have been reduced by more than 99% since 1988.

“By giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project. "Tremendous strides have been made to improve the lives of children, including the effort to provide every child with the vaccines they require, but there is much to be done and the need for action is urgent."

For more information and to enter the concert ticket lottery, go to globalfestival.com.

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