Global Citizen Festival will be held in South Africa this year in honor of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The annual celebrity-infused anti-poverty benefit concert will be headlined by Beyoncé and JAy-Z. Other big names performing are Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin doing a collaborative set, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Sho Madjozi, and Tiwa Savage. Oprah Winfrey will also be delivering a keynote address, plus hosts include Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.
The event, which is being dubbed Mandela 100, will be held on Dec. 2 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and admission is free if you earn tickets by “taking action to alleviate extreme poverty.” Watch the trailer for this year’s Global Citizen Festival and peep the lineup below.
On July 18, 2018, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. To celebrate his life and legacy, Global Citizen is headed to Johannesburg, where Mandela became a global activist who believed in the power of people working together. Follow in his footsteps, join Global Citizen, and #BeTheGeneration to end extreme poverty! See more at the link in our bio. #globalcitizen #mandela100 #southafrica #nelsonmandela #johannesburg @beyonce #jayz #edsheeran @teddysphotos @casspernyovest @iambangalee #eddievedder @femiakuti @pharrell #chrismartin @shomadjozi @tiwasavage @usher @wizkidayo
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