Fans Will Earn Tickets by Taking Action to Help End Global Poverty
July 9, 2015 – In an exclusive interview by Joe Scarborough of MSNBC with Chris Martin of Cold Play and representatives from GlobalCitizen.org, it was announced today that the 2015 Global Citizen Festival featuring music and activism will headline 4 HUGE stars, Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheerhan and of course Cold Play. The event will take place on Saturday, September 26th in Central Park, NYC on the Great Lawn. Fans will not pay for a ticket, rather they are directed to take action and effect global change such as emailing President Obama and urging him to end the bloodshed in Syria, or send an email to Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop to protect the polio budget. Global Citizen Project has set the bar very high, and wants the world to pledge and end global extreme poverty by 2030, in only 15 years! An audacious undertaking. They are making worldwide women’s equality one of the central issues to tackle, with education and opportunities. Joe Scarborough asked Chris Martin of Cold Play why he is so involved with Global Citizen and he said, “the idea of community action..it’s about using our own voice, as singers we do”, then he added that others can also use their voice to affect positive change to alleviate extreme poverty around the world by taking part in Global Citizen and the Global Citizen Festival. JTMP will fill in the details as more announcements are made and will have video of the event up on our YouTube Channel. For now their website is below. What do you think? Connect on our JTMP Facebook Page.