Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York City. Photo by: Anthony Quintano / Wikimedia Commons
Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York City. Photo by: Anthony Quintano / Wikimedia Commons

Global Citizen: The World on Stage Taking Place September 22

Global Citizen Festival 2016 has built upon their single day event in Central Park on Saturday, September 24 to spotlight renowned artists, world leaders, and influencers at Global Citizen: The World on Stage on Thursday, September 22.

The additional evening of advocacy will take place at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.


The World on Stage will feature musical performances by Tom Morello, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Regina Spektor, Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter, Moxie Raia, and The Kenyan Boys Choir.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the historic World on Stage event. Music has been, and will continue to be, an important component of the struggle for a more peaceful, just and humane planet. No one knew this better than the great George Harrison.” –Tom Morello

Speakers for The World on Stage on Thursday include: Cecily Strong, Forest Whitaker, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Nigerian Minister of Environment Amina Mohammed, and Yazidi human rights campaigner Nadia Murad.

“Global Citizen is powered by the idea that every woman and man can play a part in reducing poverty and making life better for our fellow citizens around the world. We all can make a difference, and I’m honored to join forces with this incredible organization to help catalyze action for widespread social change.” – Forest Whitaker

Watch Global Citizen Festival from Central Park on YouTube live on September 24. Preview the entertainment with the YouTube clip below.

Watch The 5th Annual Global Citizen Festival LIVE on Youtube

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.