Avicii, Lindsey Stirling, Hanson Headline Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, Under 30 Summit’s Finale

By | August 25, 2015


Charity Concert in Partnership with Global Citizen to Be Held on Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on Tuesday, October 6

8,000 Tickets to Be Given Away Free to Those Who Take Actions to Help End Extreme Poverty

The headliners will also speak at the Forbes Under 30 Summit

NEW YORK (August 25, 2015) – Forbes announced today that Avicii, Lindsey Stirling and Hanson will headline the Forbes Under 30 Music festival on the evening of October 6, 2015 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. The festival will close the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit, a three-day gathering of approximately 2,000 of America’s most influential and accomplished young entrepreneurs and game changers.

Forbes is producing the concert in partnership with Live Nation and The Global Poverty Project, the organization behind the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.

“We’re excited to once again bring together an incredible line-up of talent in Philadelphia to close the Forbes Under 30 Summit,” said Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes magazine.  “The Summit is all about results, and the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival will channel the talent of our headliners to drive the actions and awareness that will help end extreme poverty.”

“I can’t wait to play my new music from Stories for some of the most innovative and creative people in the world who will be at the Forbes Under 30 Summit this year,” said Avicii.

After Labor Day, 8,000 free tickets to the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival will be distributed to Philadelphia residents who register with Global Citizen to take action in the fight against extreme poverty. Beginning August 28th at 10am, a small number of VIP tickets will be sold via Live Nation/Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com with all proceeds going to Global Citizen and to underwrite the direct costs of the Festival.

“Getting a new generation of global citizens engaged in ending extreme poverty is something we are really excited about. Last year’s Forbes Under 30 event was a huge success and we can’t wait to partner again this fall,” said Justine Lucas, Global Director of Programs, The Global Poverty Project.

The lineup for the Festival, which will run from 7 pm to 11 pm, is below:

  • Hanson,the group of brothers that brought the world “Mmmbop” and embodies the 30 Under 30 ethos as well as anyone. Performing together for 23 years, Hanson has sold more than 16 million albums and launched its own 3CG Records, a charitable foundation focused on AIDS and poverty relief in Africa and even its own beer company, home to the award-winning Mmmhops Pale Ale.
    • Lindsey Stirling, a 28-year-old electronic violinist whose use of big beats and animation has landed her over 6.8 million YouTube subscribers, over 1 billion views on her YouTube channel and sold out tours worldwide. Her most recent release, “Shatter Me,” debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s album chart and has sold over 280,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
    • Avicii, a Grammy nominated producer/DJ who ascended to the musical firmament with his genre-defying debut album, True. The record spawned the 4x-platinum guitar-laden stomper “Wake Me Up,” which hit No. 1 in 81 countries—and racked up 2.5 billion international streams while becoming the most streamed song of all time on Spotify. Avicii’s new album, Stories, is set for release later this year.

ABOUT THE FORBES UNDER 30 SUMMIT: Forbes’ Under 30 Summit, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other venues acrossPhiladelphia, will feature panels, TED-style presentations and a $1 million global contest for young social entrepreneurs.Speakers include: Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Musician Sara Bareilles, Co-founders of Genius Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory, Ipsy’s Michelle Phan, Professional Boxer Mike Tyson, Half.com Founder Josh Kopelman, Global Health Corps Co-founder Barbara Bush, Founder and CEO of Box Aaron Levie, ‎Founder and CEO of Imgur Alan Schaaf, Dr. Ruth, Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Shiza Shahid, Founder and CEO of Glossier Emily Weiss, fashion blogger for Style Rookie Tavi Gevinson, plus-sized model Ashley Graham, Investor Board Member for Venture for America Sarah Kunst, Co-Founder of Dannijo Danielle Snyder, CEO of Datto Austin McChord, Founder and CEO of Vênsette Lauren Remington Platt, venture capitalists Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of Sphero (creators of the Star Wars BB-8 rolling “ball droid”), among many others.

Presenting sponsors for Forbes’ Under 30 Summit include AT&T and The Macallan Rare Cask; Partners include Baume & Mercier and the City of Philadelphia; Supporters include CAA, Mayo Clinic and TPG.



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