JOHANNESBURG: The international sensational icon, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z are set to headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa.
Usher, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, and Wizkid are set to also take to the stage at the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 at the FNB Stadium on 2 December.
International advocacy organisation Global Citizen made the announcement on Monday. The Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 hosts include Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.
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“Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in,” said Oprah Winfrey, who will speak at the festival.
“It is one of the great honors of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life.”
The event honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and is presented by the Motsepe Foundation.
How to get your ticket
It is a free-ticketed event. All you need to do is, starting 21 August, take action and sign up on the Global Citizen platforms — GlobalCitizen.org.za.
There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg.
And for those who sign-up at GlobalCitizen.org.za, you can earn bonus rewards and early access by referring your friends to Global Citizen.