Global Citizens Get Festive in Central Park

The annual Global Citizen Festival was held September 28 in New York City’s Central Park, promoting and celebrating the efforts of the Global Poverty Project through a free ticketed concert with performances by Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder, along with guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Janelle Monáe and Maxwell.
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An estimated 60,000 people attended the Global Citizen Festival; the stage featured a circular video screen that projected images of performers.
The annual Global Citizen Festival was held September 28 in New York City’s Central Park, promoting and celebrating the efforts of the Global Poverty Project through a free ticketed concert with performances by Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder, along with guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Janelle Monáe and Maxwell.

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Danny Leake (center), FOH Engineer for Stevie Wonder, stands with monitor engineers Dwayne Jones (left) and Bill Barnett (right) before soundcheck.
The Global Poverty Project works to end extreme poverty through education, advocacy and campaigning to increase the number of people actively taking action against poverty in the world. Tickets were accessed through a point system where audience members would take action against poverty through themes including education, health, women’s equality or global partnerships, and would in turn receive tickets to the event.

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Firehouse Productions vice president of Design and Engineering Mark Dittmar gave PSN a tour of the stage before the show.
Red Hook, NY-based Firehouse Productions provided the PA system for the festival once again, flying two sets of 18 JBL VTX line array systems on either side of the stage, with two pairs of JBL 4088s for front fill. Thirty-five JBL G28 subs were set up in cardioid mode in front of the stage.

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Firehouse Productions aligned 35 JBL G28 subwoofers along the base of the stage at the Global Citizen Festival.
For Stevie Wonder’s performance, FOH engineer Danny Leake mixed on a DiGiCo SD7 console.

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Global Citizen Festival
festival.globalcitizen.org

Firehouse Productions
www.firehouseproductions.com