Joining the ranks of Australian performers happy to lend their concert tickets to the cause are Taylor Henderson, Tim Campbell, Christine Anu, Dragon, Kim Churchill, Mark Wilkinson, Casey Donovan, The Beards, Sarah McLeod and Jeff Martin, Dylan Joel, Five Mile Town, and ILUKA.
These artists join an already impressive line up including Bernard Fanning, John Butler Trio, The Jezabels, The Temper Trap, Gotye, Art Vs Science and Eskimo Joe, as well as international touring artists Bruce Springsteen and Nine Inch Nails.
All artists profiled at www.globalcitizen.org/tickets-au have donated two tickets to existing or forthcoming Australian concerts.
GCT Australia was successfully launched on Monday 24 February 2014 in a united venture between GPP and the Australian music industry. GCT is an innovative online platform and mobile application that tracks and rewards social activism with concert tickets.
The aim of the initiative is to engage a new generation of people to take action in addressing extreme poverty at a global level. With 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty, and 57 million children still out of primary school, the time is ripe to re-invigorate a movement that uses online activism and calls on our leaders to take a stand for the world’s poor.
By registering at www.globalcitizen.org/tickets-au, music fans can earn and accumulate points for each online action they take, which can then be traded for concert tickets. Actions include sharing a video on Facebook, or signing a petition to world leaders.
One of the first actions Australian music fans will be asked to take will be to email the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop encouraging the Australian Government to make a strong commitment in support of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) – an international initiative made up of nearly 60 developing countries, as well as donor governments, organisations, the private sector and civil society groups. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was recently announced as the new Board Chair of the GPE.
The full list of available tickets can be viewed at www.globalcitizen.org/tickets-au, and will constantly be updated throughout the year as participants secure their tickets and further international and Australian artists tour dates are added.