Lollapalooza 2012
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Today saw the announcement of a special one-day concert in New York City with the aim of raising awareness and funds help end global poverty – with the Foo Fighters and Neil Young & Crazy Horse headlining.

The Global Festival will take place in NYC on 29 September at the Great Lawn venue in Central Park. Tickets for the event will be free, but organisers will doubtless be offering music t-shirts and other merchandise at the concert to help raise funds for the Global Citizen charity.

As well as Neil Young and the Foo Fighters, present-day rockers The Black Keys and Band Of Horses will also be playing, along with Canadian-Somali singer and rap artist K’Naan.

Tickets can be obtained from Global Citizen’s website, but must be “earnt” by “learning, sharing and taking action against global poverty.” After earning three points, applicants will be entered into a draw for a pair of the tickets – although there are also a limited number of “VIP tickets” available for purchase.

The Foo Fighters commented: “We are looking forward to adding to the noise in the big park and helping the effort toward reducing the global shame of deep poverty.’

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