If you’re looking to spot some of fashion’s ubiquitous front row attendees post-New York Fashion Week this September, look to Central Park.
Chris Martin, who signed on for a 15-year stint as a curator for the festival, Usher, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding and Cat Stevens will also be performing. The charity event, in its fifth iteration, will be hosted by Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth Meyers, Salma Hayek Pinault, Priyanka Chopra and Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee. Gucci is supporting the festival for a second year in a row as presenting partner via Chime for Change, a campaign founded by Gucci, Beyoncé and Salma Hayek with the goal of raising awareness specifically for girls and women.
The concert is free and admission is gained by earning points through charitable actions. Interested concertgoers must join the social action platform via the festival’s web site and earn entry by “completing actions to help promote and ensure that equitable and quality education is available to all, particularly refugee children and access for girls and women,” the site states. A limited number of VIP tickets will also go on sale at Ticketmaster on Thursday. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube and broadcast live on MSNBC.
“Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than six million actions in the fight against extreme poverty — actions that are set to affect the lives of [more than] 650 million of the world’s more marginalized people,” the festival’s chief executive officer Hugh Evans said in a statement. “This year’s festival — and this incredible lineup — is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world’s biggest problems.” The charity aims to end worldwide poverty by 2030.