Neil Young has signed on to appear at the upcoming Global Festival in New York City on September 29. The event will take place on the Great Lawn at Central Park, raising money and awareness for global poverty. A mobile app for the event is set to be released to raise funds and spread the word.
The event is organized by a group called the Global Poverty Project, which has spearheaded the anti-poverty campaign to take place at the same time as the United Nations meeting in New York.
Organizer Hugh Evans, speaking with the Daily News, says the goal is to raise $500 million for practical solutions:
"I think what's exciting is all the world leaders are going to be in town that week for the United Nations meeting. And this concert and the associated campaign will give us the opportunity to ask these world leaders to make practical and tangible monetary commitments to the world's poor and to the achievement of the UN's Millenium Development Goals."
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