Stars rock New York's Central Park to fight global poverty
NEW YORK (AFP) - The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young rocked New York's Central Park on Saturday with a free concert highlighting efforts to combat extreme poverty around the world.
An estimated 60,000 people flocked to the Manhattan park's Great Lawn for the event organised by the Global Poverty Project. Unlike past benefit concerts, the main aim was to raise attention, not money.
Tickets were free, but to qualify, online concertgoers had to accumulate points by watching videos on globalcitizen.org about various elements of extreme poverty, ranging from malaria to mothers dying in childbirth.
Points also added up when those applying passed on information via social networks like Twitter.