The annual Global Citizen Festival is back this Saturday on the Great Lawn in Central Park and it’s got an impressive group of headliners.
The concert was created to bring attention to social causes, with the ultimate goal of ending extreme poverty. To “earn” a free seat people have to do things like sign petitions or tweet messages. Or you can pay $300 for VIP tickets.
Musicians this year include Carole King, Alicia Keys, Queen and Adam Lambert, OneRepublic and Pharrell Williams.
Last year, the concert went awry when some people mistook a popping bottle for gunshots and panicked, racing for the exits. This year, the festival has changed the layout somewhat, meaning the Great Lawn “will be even more open than in past years, with large, free-flowing spaces… Attendees will also notice enhanced lighting and signage for exit paths outside of the park. When you get into the park, make sure you are aware of the nearest exit.”
This year the gates open at 2 p.m., and the show starts at 5. It’s set to end at 10 p.m.