Wiz Khalifa is set to headline the first ever Forbes’ Under 30 Music Festival at the annual Under 30 Summit. Wiz Khalifa’s latest album Blacc Hollywood debuted at number one. Tickets to the festival are free and are part of a campaign that encourages the public to stand up against poverty. The concert will be held in Wiz Khalifa’s hometown, Philadelphia at the Piazza at Schmidt’s and run in partnership with Global Citizen, an organization that aims to cut extreme poverty by half through awareness campaigns like the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park. Music fans can be involved and take action to end poverty by heading to www.globalcitizen.org/nights where individual actions are recorded and translated into points. Points can then be exchanged for concert admission. Actions include tweeting, watching a related video or signing a petition. Some of the highlighted issues of the campaign are: ebola, water, sanitation and vaccines. Other hip-hop specific performers on the bill include Afrojack and OCD: Moosh and Twist.

Rebecca Akrasi-Sarpong

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