Global Citizen Festival 2016

Global Citizen Festival 2016

September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016
New York City
New York City


The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival established in 2012. Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, is the current creative director of the event, and he will fulfill this role for the next 15 years.[1] The event was created in 2015 to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030.[1]

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Chris Martin
Singer, songwriter
Kendrick Lamar
Rapper, songwriter
bornJune 17, 1987
Compton, California, U.S.
Demi Lovato
Singer, songwriter, philanthropist, actress
bornAugust 20, 1992
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.

Photos - Pete Wentz & Global Citizen Light The Empire State Building To Celebrate The 2016 Global Citizen Festival29


Priyanka Chopra (pronounced [prɪˈjaːŋkaː ˈtʃoːpɽaː];[2] born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India's most popular celebrities, Chopra has also gained recognition for her sense of style. She has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award, and five Filmfare Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2016. That same year, Time named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Although Chopra initially aspired to study engineering or psychiatry, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her Hindi film debut in The Hero in 2003. She played the leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and earned praise for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz. In 2006, Chopra established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish and Don. Following a brief setback, she received critical acclaim for playing a troubled model in the drama Fashion (2008), which won her the National Film Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Chopra subsequently gained recognition for her versatility in portraying a range of unconventional characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), and Bajirao Mastani (2015), all of which garnered her critical acclaim and several accolades. In 2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian woman to headline an American network series.

In addition to her acting career, Chopra is noted for her philanthropic work, and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010. She promotes various causes such as environment, health and education, and women's rights, and is particularly vocal about gender equality, and gender pay gap. Though she is reticent to discuss her personal life in public, her off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage. As a singer, she has released three singles. Chopra is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures.


Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973)[1] is an American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his role as the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993).

He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–2011). He appeared in the films Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Gone Girl (2014).

Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010.[2] He has hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards.[3] He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards.[4] In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Creative Director

Christopher "Chris" Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977)[1] is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the British alternative rock band Coldplay. Born in Whitestone, near Exeter in Devon, Martin went to University College London where he formed a rock band with fellow musician Jonny Buckland in 1996 called Pectoralz (eventually renamed Coldplay in 1998).

Martin, along with the other Coldplay members, achieved worldwide fame with the release of the band's single "Yellow" in 2000, a song that also earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination in the Best Rock Song category. The band also garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for their subsequent albums including A Rush of Blood to the Head and Viva la Vida, winning a Grammy for both and a Brit Award for the former. Additionally, the band has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.


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Central Park
Central Park is an urban park in middle-upper Manhattan, within New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013. It is also one of the most filmed locations in the world.


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FYNE Giving Away Free Domains During 2016 Global Citizen Festival  –  September 26, 2016
FYNE®: The Place for Domains encouraged everyone to become a Global Citizen today, pledging to issue full refunds to customers who purchase .GLOBAL domain names and join the fight against global poverty. NEW YORK, NY – 9/26/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET ...
Olivia Wilde in Givenchy at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival  –  September 26, 2016
Olivia Wilde attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York City. In a non-picture-taking real-world setting we’d say this was a super-cute preggo look. We think there might have been better comfy bootie options than those, but we ...
Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Full 1-Hour Performance From Global Citizen Festival 2016  –  September 26, 2016
Kendrick Lamar is indisputably one of the rappers you have to see live – his usage of a live band and his high energy performances serve to suit his music’s complex vibe and passionate feel. In his latest performance at the Global Citizen Festival ...
Rihanna Rocked Central Park, Chris Martin Covered Prince – and the Other Top Moments from Global Citizen Festival
People  –  September 26, 2016
A-listers and world leaders alike descended upon Central Park Saturday for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival – and PEOPLE had a front-row seat! The festival, now in its fifth year, serves as a reward for thousands of volunteers and activists who work with ...
Kendrick Lamar, Vedder/Martin Duets, Metallica and More Highlight Global Citizen Festival  –  September 26, 2016
As co-host Chelsea Handler said early in the day, the Global Citizen Festival celebrated its “wood” anniversary yesterday: for the fifth year, the festival took over Central Park’s massive Great Lawn with a day’s worth of superstar performances ...
Global Citizen Festival 2016 Hosts 60,000 Attendees in Central Park  –  September 25, 2016
Global Citizen is an collection of NGOs, community members, and organizers that plan to end poverty by 2030. The Global Citizen Festival 2016 event was held yesterday, September 24, with major buzz circling the Web. The festival captured it with a live ...
The 7 Best Moments from the 2016 Global Citizen Festival
In Style  –  September 25, 2016
Yesterday, 60,000 change-makers descended on N.Y.C.'s Central Park for the fifth-ever Global Citizen Festival, an annual music event created in cahoots with the U.N. that aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. This year's show brought us Chris Martin ...
Photos: 2016 Global Citizen Festival – Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Demi Lovato  –  September 25, 2016
Last night, the 2016 Global Citizen Festival marked its fifth year on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park with performances by Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer, Metallica, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding, Yandel ...
Rihanna, Demi Lovato & More Performed At The 2016 Global Citizen Festival  –  September 25, 2016
Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Usher and Yandel also ...
Demi Lovato Promotes Gender Equality With ‘Natural Woman’ Cover at 2016 Global Citizen Festival
Popcrush  –  September 25, 2016
Demi Lovato took over for Selena Gomez (who was forced to cancel for reasons pertaining to her health) at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday (September 24), where she rallied the Central Park crowd with a moving cover of Aretha ...
Well he IS Wolverine! Hugh Jackman displays his impressively muscular physique in cool black T-shirt at Global Citizen Festival
Daily Mail  –  September 24, 2016
He's famed for his role as Wolverine. And Hugh Jackman wasn't afraid to show off his muscly physique when appearing on stage at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park, New York. The 47-year-old Australian actor showed off his defined biceps in ...

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