Global Festival 2012

A good cause and great music? Sounds nice to us! On September 29th in Central Park, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young with Crazy Horse will headline one of this year’s hottest concerts, but don’t bother trying to buy tickets.

Fans will have to earn entry to this awesome concert by taking action against extreme poverty around the world through a website and app.

“The scale of things that they’re trying do just felt really cool, and we’re trying to get the ball rolling,” said Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ drummer. “Especially with everything that’s been going on for the last three years, I suppose, after the stock market crashed. There’s attention on the amount of people living below the poverty line and the disparity between the rich and the poor and everything that’s going on now … . It just felt like the right time to do something.”

So, how do you do it? Fans can attend through a special lottery of 54,000 tickets. You will earn your way by a point system awarded for charitable acts performed through the Global Citizen website.To earn points you can making postings on social media, donate money to charity or sign a petition, among other simple activities.

The overall goal is to raise $500 million in practical solutions by leveraging commitments from the world’s leaders while they’re in New York.

Organizer, Hugh Evans said “A difference can be made for children trapped in extreme poverty with a polio vaccine that costs just 30 cents. A Tuesday news release announcing the project says there are an estimated 1.3 billion people living on the equivalent of less than $1.50 a day.

“I think what’s exciting is all the world leaders are going to be in town that week for the United Nations meeting,” Evans said in a phone interview. “And this concert and the associated campaign will give us the opportunity to ask these world leaders to make practical and tangible monetary commitments to the world’s poor and to the achievement of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals.”

We think it’s very important to give back to the community and help others in need, and if we can do this with an amazing concert at the same time- this is just genius!

For more information you can go here: Global Festival 2012!

Will you be there?

-MP

 

 

 

 

CMJ ARTIST LOUNGE

CMJ ARTIST LOUNGE
At Red Bull Space
Presented By Paste Magazine, KCRW and indie outlaw
Free Beer! Free Gifts! Free Massages!
Tuesday, October 21 – Saturday, October 25

12PM – 6PM
Red Bull Space
40 Thomson St. @ Watts St.
It’s not called Marathon for nothing. And so, amid all the showcase madness, you’ll need a place to relax while scoring some free swag and spirits in the process. For the first time ever, Marathon ‘08 will feature the official CMJ Artist Lounge at Red Bull Space. Offering a central meeting place for artists to interact and rest, the Lounge will also offer CMJ’s first-ever Gift Suite, featuring products from Onitsuka Tiger, Gibson, Yak Pak, Edun, Zig-Zag Live, Chipotle, Covet, Manhattan Portage, and more. Rock out on Korg, Marshall and Vox gear that could become yours, as they host product giveaways throughout the week. Styling and hair products will be provided by Hawleywood-Layrite and massages will be compliments of Integrated Body Therapy. Free beer will be proudly presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

* Entry is for CMJ Artist and Press badges ONLY from Tuesday, October 21-Saturday, October 25 from 12-6 p.m. Show your badge at the door to enter the event.

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