Global Citizen Festival Plans Return to Central Park in 2024

Gray Harrison on April 1, 2024
Global Citizen Festival Plans Return to Central Park in 2024

Global Citizen Festival will return to New York’s Central Park for its 12th annual presentation since the festival’s 2012 debut. A year after sustaining significant damage during heavy rainfall, the event will return to the newly renovated Great Lawn on Sept. 28. The activism-driven benefit will reveal its full artist lineup in the months ahead.

Heavy foot traffic and damage from stage machinery amidst a downpour at last year’s event on Sept. 23 resulted in over $600,000 in damage to the Great Lawn, which the Global Citizen Board of Directors agreed to cover. The Great Lawn was closed for repairs six weeks earlier than its usual winter closing date, but will reopen this Saturday, April 6. 

In its annual tradition, the festival’s date will fall after the gathering of the UN General Assembly in New York, which will begin on Sept. 10, followed by a General Debate on Sept. 24. Run by the Global Poverty Project, Global Citizen Festival ensures that tickets are free to those who engage with and take actions towards its activism campaigns, which fall under the three pillars of “Defend the Planet,” “Defeat Poverty,” and “Demand Equity.” After taking actions, participants can enter into a draw to earn tickets. The festival will also be streamed live. 

Last year’s music lineup included appearances from Lauryn Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Conan Gray and D-Nice. For more information, including specifics on the organization’s campaigns and this year’s forthcoming musical lineup, head to

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