Global Citizen Festival

The Global Citizen Festival is here!


It’s Global Citizen Festival time! Update or download the app! Join us in New York’s Central Park on September 29 for an epic show featuring The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, and Janelle Monáe. John Legend will be performing a special guest set and Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will return as lead hosts.

Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest activists of our time, said that, “like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings … Sometimes it calls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”


This year, we’re challenging you to be the generation to take action. Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be asking you to take action for women and girls, education, global health, preserving foreign aid, the environment, and more.

Tickets for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival are free. Starting now — and for the next two weeks — you can take action to earn your first chance to see the show.

Here’s how it works:

·         Download or update the app here;

·         Start taking actions: each time you take an action – sharing an article, sending a tweet, and more – you earn festival points;

·         Once you earn enough points, those points can be redeemed for a chance to win tickets to this year’s festival. In two weeks we will announce ticket winners and launch a new campaign with different challenges for Global Citizens to solve.

To start earning points, you’ll need an updated version of the Global Citizen app. Download or update it to get started. Join us to be the generation to end extreme poverty by 2030.