Some big names are highlighting the first ever “Thanks You Festival,” and for good reason, too. The event, which will be taking place on June 26th, 2014 at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD, is an effort by several artists and organizations to highlight and forward U.S child survival and protection efforts around the world. As of now, the lineup includes Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella and Alvin Risk, but more additions will be announced at a later date. The festival will emphasize the importance of the world’s children and the direct need for action by leaders to ensure children are able to succeed throughout their childhood and grasp their development potential.
Tiesto hopes he can encourage his fans to join him in taking action, stating, “Through my work with the World Childhood Foundation, I’ve learned about the millions of kids who are battling abuse and even dying from diseases that have known cures. I hope all my fans will join me in working with these amazing organizations to help these children all around the world live and become healthy and strong so they can enjoy their childhoods.”
Global Citizen is giving away one hundred free tickets to fans that decide to join in and take action through the website. If you aren’t able to take action on globalcitizen.org just yet, “Thank You Festival” tickets go on sale to the public Friday, April 11. Keep checking back for the most up to date lineup announcements.