Forbes announced that LP, Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, and OCD: Moosh And Twist will headline the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival on the evening of October 19th at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philadelphia. The festival will kick off the first-ever Under 30 Summit, a three-day gathering of 1,000 of America’s most outstanding young entrepreneurs and leaders. Forbes is producing the concert in partnership with Global Citizen, the organization behind the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park. A part of the Global Citizen campaign, Global Citizen Nights is a series of free-ticketed concerts that will bring major artists to intimate venues as part of the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.
As of October 13th, 2014, music fans and activists can take “actions” to end extreme poverty at www.globalcitizen.org/nights and use points to enter for the chance to win tickets. From sending a Tweet, to signing a petition or watching a related video, fans will learn about four of the key issues in the fight to end extreme poverty: water and sanitation, vaccines, Ebola and youth rights.
Forbes’ Under 30 Summit, which will take place October 19-22, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other venues across Philadelphia, will feature panels, TED-style presentations and Shark Tank-style pitch contests. It is an extension of Forbes magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list, which features 30 game-changing entrepreneurs under 30, in 15 fields, as judged by some of the greatest minds in each category. Attendees of the summit will be culled from the past three years of this list, which has become one of the magazine’s most popular franchises.