Festival Recap: 2016 Global Citizen Festival Starring Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar #GlobalCitizenFestival [Video]

Festival Recap: 2016 Global Citizen Festival Starring Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar #GlobalCitizenFestival [Video]

Global Citizen Festival

By Jack Barnes

On Saturday, September 24, the 2016 Global Citizen Festival marked its fifth year on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park. World and business leaders, non-profit organizations, socially conscious artists, and thousands of Global Citizens united to further the world’s progress toward achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Enjoy this photo stream below after the jump.

Photo credits to Getty Images for Global Citizen

The Festival featured performances by Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer, Metallica, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Approximately 60,000 Global Citizens attended and millions watched live through broadcast partners MSNBC and YouTube.

Ahead of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival, Global Citizens around the world took more than 1.3 million actions over two months that:

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