Global Citizen and Live Nation to Raise Awareness and Advocate for World Issues Through Live Entertainment

07/13/2016

Fans and Activists can now Earn Tickets to the 2016 Global Citizen Festival By Advocating Online Via Tweets, Emails and Other Social Actions

NEW YORK (July, 13, 2016) – Global Citizen and Live Nation today announced a multi-year partnership focused on driving advocacy to end extreme poverty and address other world issues through live entertainment experiences, including the 2016 Global Citizen Festival.

Fans and activists can now start earning free tickets to the annual Global Citizen Festival, set in New York City’s Central Park, by completing online "actions" aimed at tackling humanitarian crises such as poverty, gender inequality, hunger, and discrimination and violence against girls and women, as well as improving nutrition, education, and health services globally. To register as a Global Citizen and for more information on how to participate, visit: www.globalcitizen.org .

Live Nation and Ticketmaster – which operate in over 37 countries and produce more than 25,000 shows each year, while also processing 530 million tickets annually – are lending their live music expertise to produce the festival, and will also mobilize their global network to get millions of music fans involved in the Global Citizen movement. Live Nation is also encouraging its thousands of employees to participate with special engagement opportunities. Additionally, Ticketmaster will handle all ticketing for the festival as well as ticketing support for the Global Citizen Tickets program, which was launched in 2013 by Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis and lets artists donate tickets to their own shows, which fans can then earn through Festival Campaigns. This gives fans the ability to activate and earn tickets to many different concerts and events throughout the year.

“We bring artists and fans together at events around the world, and by teaming up with Global Citizen, we can harness the influence of live music to make meaningful changes to the world,” Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. 

Said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Live Nation to build an ongoing global events platform. Together we will grow the community of Global Citizens around the world, inspiring millions to challenge the status quo and break the systems that keep people in poverty.”

Founded in 2012, Global Citizen has quickly grown to become one of the most important movements advocating for change. Over seven million users regularly take actions in support of Global Citizen’s mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030. The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park, curated by Chris Martin and headlined by Beyoncé, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Pearl Jam, was seen by millions around the world with Global Citizens taking over 2.3 million actions, securing commitments from governments around the world that are set to affect more than 297 million lives.

The lineup for the 2016 Festival will be announced on July 26.

For more information about Live Nation visit: www.livenation.com.

To learn more about Global Citizen, and to join the movement, visit: www.globalcitizen.org.

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About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Global Citizen:

Global Citizen is a social action platform for the global generation who are passionate about learning and taking action on the world’s biggest issues. Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most effective organizations working to achieve the Global Goals and end extreme poverty. Committed to providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful campaigns, Global Citizen aims to reach and recruit the largest possible number of people who care about global issues.


Live Nation Media Contact:
Kaitlyn Henrich
KaitlynHenrich@LiveNation.com

Global Citizen Contact:
Maili Bergman
Andrew.Kirk@GlobalCitizen.org

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