Green Day, The Chainsmokers and Stevie Wonder are among the acts performing at this year’s Global Citizen Festival. The sixth annual event will take place September 23 in New York City at Central Park. Also performing are The Killers, Pharrell Williams, The Lumineers, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara. More special guests will be announced soon. Tickets to the festival are always given out via an online lottery to individuals who contribute to the Global Citizen project at www.globalcitizen.org.
“In this crucial time, there is nothing more exciting to me than having the honor of giving my gift of song, words and motivation to the Global Citizen Festival,” Wonder said in a statement. “When we commit ourselves to life issues, we are showing love of the Most High. I was, I am and will always be, a citizen connected to the spirit of everyone on this planet moving forward. Let’s go!”
“We’re grateful to be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival,” Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong added. “American aid programs make a significant difference in the betterment of lives at home and around the world, and we should all want these programs to become stronger, not weaker. We all play a part in seeing this mission through and it starts with calling on all our leaders.”
“We can’t wait to get back to our hometown of New York City and play for 60,000 people who have done amazing things to change the world,” The Chainsmokers said. “We are so thankful to our fans for getting online and taking action to support less fortunate people around the world. We’ll see you on Sept. 23!”