Neil Young and the Wild Horses, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses and K’Naan also among acts hitting park September 29 for world’s largest syndicated music charity broadcast.
New York’s Central Park, the site of countless iconic concerts, will once again aim for the history books on September 29 when fans fill the lawn for the Global Citizen Festival. Headlined by the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Band of Horses and K’Naan, the show aims to be the biggest syndicated music charity webcast and broadcast ever.
About the Festival – Together We Can Fight Poverty
All 60,000 tickets have been spoken for, but the Global Citizen Festival will be streamed live on Vevo, YouTube, AOL/Huffington Post, Yahoo, NewYorkTimes.com, and VH1.com. Additionally, Palladia and Fuse will carry it on U.S. television. Among the many partners planning to broadcast the show focused on spurring action to end extreme poverty are: Palladia (like MTV, a division of Viacom Inc.), as well as VH1.com, NYTimes.com and YouTube.
The first-of-its-kind collaboration between global online and broadcast outlets will include full performances and remarks from the speakers on tap to attend. “The Global Poverty Project is proud to have such partners to help carry the message of the Global Citizen Festival around the world,” said Hugh Evans, CEO and Co-Founder of GPP in a statement. “This is a chance to take action towards ending extreme poverty in our generation.”
The Festival, in partnership with ten nonprofit organizations, has been timed to celebrate achievements and create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York, when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty. The broadcast will air live on Palladia September 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET as well as live stream on MTV.com and VH1.com. For users who missed the live digital stream, it will then repeat at 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. ET.
Central Park, which has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962, was designed by landscape designer and writer Frederick Law Olmsted and the English architect Calvert Vaux in 1858 after winning a design competition. They also designed Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street, on the west by Eighth Avenue. Along the park’s borders, these streets are known as Central Park North, Central Park South, and Central Park West respectively. Only Fifth Avenue along the park’s eastern border retains its name.