The happiness of Coldplay fans in India is at its peak after Global Citizen announced that they’ll be holding the first Global Citizen Festival in India, with an array of stars and singers performing on 19th November in Mumbai. No hoaxes, no jokes, no false news, Coldplay really is coming to India to be a part of this festival. The best part about all this? The tickets are free of cost, for fans you’ll be participating in various movements to earn the tickets. The movements have already begun with the globalcitizen.in website going online, and needless to say, it received responses in huge amounts. But do you know what it really is? We help you understand with Everything You Need To Know About The Global Citizen Festival India –
1. What is Global Citizen?
Our world has a lot of issues that may not seem big enough to us, but they are. People who don’t suffer from them are usually ignorant about these issues that need immediate attention. Global Citizen aims at spreading awareness about these issues through the most powerful tool in today’s world: the social media. On this platform, people are informed about these issues, take action against them and meet people committed to bring about a social change. The most immediate issue being tackled by Global Citizen in extreme poverty, and they thrive to end it by the year 2030.
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2. The Festival
The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival that was established in the year 2012. Coldplay’s Chris Martin is the creative director of the event, and will continue to be so for the next 15 years. With the goal of ending poverty by 2030, the festival aims at getting more and more people to contribute to charity acts, watching videos and signing petitions through which people can get free tickets to the concert.
3. Global Citizen and India
With its debut year in our country, Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged off the ‘Global Citizen Festival’ initiative aiming at a fifteen-year campaign to bring about a social change. The goal, as said by Fadnavis is “to inspire the youth to understand that they have to give something back to our society, and this is an innovative step towards achieving this goal.” Basically, Global Citizen Festival is going to be held annually in India for the next 15 years through which the government and Global Citizen will aim at achieving the desired objectives. Be proud, we’re all going to be a part of this.
4. Global Citizen Festival 2016
Bollywood stars have been lauding the program ever since it has been announced. Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and many more have been actively participating through their social media. This year’s lineup includes Coldplay, Jay-Z, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, A R Rahman, Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Dia Mirza and Monali Thakur. You can get a chance to earn free tickets to the festival by signing up on the website and taking action for a series of causes.
So what are you waiting for? Become a Global Citizen now.