There’s no greater feeling than helping a child in need, so what better way to do it than by way of a music festival? Global Citizen is partnering up with the World Childhood Foundation to help fight global poverty and promote child survival as they present the multi-act Thank You Festival on Thursday, June 26, 2014.


Get your fists pumping at the Merriweather Post Pavillion with a hot lineup featuring DJ Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Cedric Gervais, and Alvin Risk. Joining the festivities will be humanitarian and chief executive officer of The Global Poverty Project Hugh Evans, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and Princess Madeleine of Sweden, an ambassador for the World Childhood Foundation.


The Global Poverty Project advocates the importance not only of raising money to end poverty but of raising awareness and the way society thinks about global issues, which is exactly what Global Citizen hopes to accomplish through the Thank You Festival. According to The Global Poverty Project’s website, their mission is about, “Growing the number and effectiveness of Global Citizens to achieve the public, business, and political commitment and action to end extreme poverty.”


This event is spreading like wildfire in the United States, following in the footsteps of the 2012 and 2013 Global Citizen Festivals launched in New York City, and the 2013 Global Citizens concert series in Austin, TX with headliner The Fray. Artists from all types of music genres are teaming up to improve the lives of children everywhere. Who wouldn’t want to be part of this meaningful cause in the most entertaining way possible?


Those interested in donating may get a chance to meet DJ Tiesto himself; VIP packages can be found here. General admission tickets can be purchased at


Help raise awareness of extreme poverty by signing the Global Citizen petition and join the fight online with #by2030.  For more information about Global Citizen and the Thank You Festival, please visit and follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @GLBLCTZN.