Thousands fill Central Park for Global Citizen Festival

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CENTRAL PARK — You could almost call it Woodstock, the 2016 version, with 68-year-old Yusuf Cat Stevens performing alongside 30-year-old Ellie Goulding.

More than 60,000 people gathered on the Great Lawn in Central Park who all believe they've started the people's revolution against extreme poverty, otherwise known as the Global Citizen Festival.

"This is one of the most powerful social action platforms in the world and you guys are here because of all your hard work, actually doing things," actor and emcee Hugh Jackman told the large and well behaved crowd.

One passerby called it the "People's Revolution, but with a great soundtrack."

This is the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival. Tickets to this star-studded event can't be bought.

The only way to get then is to take action as a "Global Citizen."

"I am helping world hunger, women's rights and education for kids," Bailey Brook, a Massachusetts resident told PIX11. "I tweet about them and that's how you get to get tickets," he added.

"I was tweeting about clean water, feeding children and women's rights," Teresa Rom, another Global Citizen told PIX11, explaining how she got her tickets to the festival.

"I am a social justice major in college right now," one Global Citizen said.

From Major Lazer to Metallica to headliner Rihanna, all this positive energy was directed toward ending extreme poverty by 2030.