What is Global Citizen?
In case you are not aware of what Global Citizen is, it is a international group that is aware of many tragedies that are going on around the world that we have a chance of saving. They have so many charity events going on for you to choose that evolves just for you to sign a petition for that event. They have events going on right now to end hunger, give clean water, education for all children, for the creatures in the sea, and many more events that you can find in here.
Global Citizen Festival
Now that you know a bit of what is Global Citizen, let me inform you of the Global Citizen Festival. It is a gathering for everyone to come together to listen to music and talk about the tragedies that they can prevent. And guess what? The tickets are FREE! Yep, you don’t have to pay for them, you just have to do a series of good acts (sign petitions, etc.) and then your name gets put in a draw and if they pick your name, pack your bags because you would be going to New York City!
Since the festival just happened yesterday, there are not that many articles out there about what happened but the New York Daily News they did a post about it, they mentioned some of the main causes that are going on that need our attention as well as the people who attended such as actors and other artists that were in the crowd.
Last night was the annual festival for Global Citizen. Actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and even Malala Yousafzai talked about events going on around the world and artists that performed were Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Common, Tori Kelly, Pearl Jam, and Coldplay! Great line up right! These artists were amazing last night in person and through the live stream. Each of these artists bringing something special to make this night and this cause a remarkable event. Coldplay started early on the show during the day which I feel it’s a bit of a shame because at the lights at their shows are great. Ed Sheeran played during the middle, and throughout the show he sang with Chris Martin and sang Drunk in Love with Beyonce. With his songs, he was the calm before the storm (in a good way) because Beyonce played later on and when she did, the place was lit! She played her new songs as well as her old songs. She even sang Survivor and Bootylicious and remixed some songs which really made the crowd more pumped up. Especially Ring The Alarm, when she did that song, the formation, the lights and coordination to that song was spot on. Throughout her set, with all those throwbacks and remixes I was off the couch yelling rooting her on.
It really was a great show no matter where you were in the world because everyone was gathered there for a cause to make this world a better place for everyone. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing movement and to be at the Global Citizens Festival 2016, here’s their website.
The reason why I wanted to talk about this event besides that it was amazing is because at The Dollhouse, venue this is the kind of events I want to do there sometimes, if possible all the time. Bringing people together through music to help others, I want to make that happen.
Who would you have been excited to see if you were at the Global Citizen Festival?