It was the union of activism, social justice, and music. Global Citizen Festival, which took place September 26 on the Great Lawn in Central Park, drew a crowd of 60,000 global citizens who had completed different action sets in order to win tickets.

A powerhouse lineup of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, and Pearl Jam, along with huge names in activism such as Michelle Obama, Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Malala Yousafzai, created an atmosphere of both celebration, empowerment, and encouragement. Through speeches and songs, the clear message was to go forth inspired and ready to work towards achieving the United Nation’s Global Goals.

Words/Photos by Katt Conn.

Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015
Global Citizen 2015