Slated for Saturday, September 26, 2015 to be held at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City, the 2015 Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the launch of the United Nations’ new Global Goals designed to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030.
Headlined by Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, the Global Citizen Festival will channel the power of hundreds of thousands of global citizens lending their voices to achieve policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of these Goals.
H&M, together with core partners Citi, Unilever, YouTube, TIDAL, Google, iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Outdoor, msnbc, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, H&M, and T- Mobile has joined presenting partner Gucci and the CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign as a major sponsor of the event. Supporting partners for the festival are BBC Worldwide, Universal Music Group Distribution, Pratt Foundation, Waislitz Foundation, The Huffington Post, Milk Studios, RYOT and Riot House.
“H&M is thrilled to renew our commitment to ending global poverty through our partnership with the Global Citizen Festival,” said Daniel Kulle, Country Manager of H&M U.S
“This summer we encourage customers to close the loop in fashion – by dropping off gently used clothes to be recycled at any H&M. Through this easy action, customers can gain points to win Festival tickets and join H&M in creating a better fashion future,” Mr. Kulle added.
FREE TICKETS to the Festival are available to global citizens who visit globalcitizenfestival.com, and take “action” to earn their admission. People everywhere are invited to sign-up, take actions, and enter the prize draws for free tickets. In total, 48,000 free tickets to the Festival will be given out to Global Citizens.
Fans are encouraged to participate in an Action Journey by making phone calls, volunteering and attending events, taking part in creating a just, equitable and healthy world.
Once they complete an Action Journey, fans can enter to win free tickets. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer and fans will be notified via Global Citizen when they have been selected.
A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase through Ticketmaster starting on Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. Citi is proud partner of the Global Citizen Festival and Citi credit card members will have exclusive access to VIP offers at the early bird pricing through Thursday, July 16.
For more information about the artists, schedules, and event, please visit www.globalcitizenfestival.com and follow @GlblCtzn Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.