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The 2017 Global Citizen Festival took place in Central Park on Saturday, and Gossip Cop has video of the entire concert. Watch the all the performances below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, the annual Global Citizen Festival rewards citizen activists for their work fighting poverty, hunger and other international problems facing society. Global Citizen, an advocacy organization, encourages everyday people to become community do-gooders by offering incentives, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts. After completing an “action,” the volunteers earn points, which can then be used for the rewards.

In the case of the Global Citizen Festival, attendees could only gain access by fulfilling three themed “Action Journeys,” titled “For Freedom, For Justice, For All.” Organizers said they planned to select 24,000 winners for a total crowd of 48,000 people. The star-studded concert serves as a “platform from which millions of Global Citizens around the world will demand that world leaders fulfill their obligation to take a stand around issues such as education, food security, healthcare, gender equality, and sanitation.” In addition, participants will “stand together to call on leaders in America and around the world to uphold their responsibility to end extreme poverty by 2030.”

For the second year in a row, the event coincided with the iHeartRadio Music Festival, “allowing for unique in-show collaborations and a special cross-over performance by Big Sean who will perform on both stages in one night.” At the Global Citizen Festival, the headliners included Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers and The Lumineers. Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, Andra Day and Pharrell also provided music contributions as well. And a slew of celebrities signed up to be emcees for the festival, which started in the afternoon and lasted into the night.

Hugh Jackman, who has taken part for several years now, was among those who hosted, along with Demi Lovato, Aaron Paul, Kal Penn, Lupita Nyong’o, Priyanka Chopra, Malin Akerman, Connie Britton, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Michelle Monaghan, Dianna Agron, Joan Smalls, Bridget Moynahan and Wendy Williams. As Gossip Cop reported, Lovato also took part in the Hamburg Global Citizen Festival back in July, as did Pharrell. The New York City edition kicked off at 4 p.m. Eastern. Check out the concert video below! NOTE: The live stream has ended.

 


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