By: Paige Pomerantz//

Want to help make a difference in education while dancing with your friends to The Chainsmokers? Or help stop cuts to US foreign aid while singing along to Green Day? Perhaps you’d rather fight gender equality while watching the legendary Stevie Wonder?

Thanks to the Global Citizen Festival, you can do all of the aforementioned and more!

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The Global Citizen Festival is a free concert that unites musicians, world leaders, and Global Citizens through their determination to bring positive change around the globe. This years Global Citizen Festival will be taking place on September 23rd in New York City’s Central Park, with a stellar lineup.

Headliners include Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, the Lumineers, and featured artist: The Chainsmokers. There will also be special guest performances by Pharell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, and Alessia Cara.

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To help tackle the issues of poverty, water safety, and climate change (just to name a few), these musical acts will stand together with Global Citizens and call on leaders in the US and around the world for change. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day stated, “We’re grateful to be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival. 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,” to Global Citizen.

Want to attend for FREE? Here’s how: download the Global Citizen app and participate in numerous actions that will help influence change throughout the world. Examples of actions include calling or tweeting at congress and national leaders. With each action you complete, you earn points. When enough points have been collected, you’re entered to win a pair of tickets. Don’t worry if you don’t get tickets the first drawing, you can continue to participate in the Action Journey’s and be eligible for the next drawing.

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Action Journeys will start on Aug. 1, Aug. 15, Aug. 29, and Sept. 15.

Last year over 60,000 people attended the Global Citizen Festival and over 199 million people were reached through their vigorous efforts. Will you be part of the change? Visit the Global Citizen website for more info.

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