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Beyoncé, Jay Z, Usher and Wizkid to headline star-studded Global Citizen Festival in SA

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Global Citzen Festival
Global Citzen Festival

Pop sensation Beyoncé,Jay Z,Usher, Oprah Winfrey and Wizkid are heading to South Africa for the 2018 Global Citzen Festival to be held on Sunday 2 December 2018 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Other performers include Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi and Tiwa Savage.

This year’s event, titled “Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100,” will celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela and his legacy to help end poverty. Winfrey will deliver a keynote address remembering the anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist who would have turned 100 this year.

In addition to Winfrey, Gayle King, Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof,Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker are on the lineup to host the event.

Tickets for the concert are not for sale and are acquired through charitable acts and here’s how you get tickets:

Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21and can sign up today at www.globalcitizen.org.za, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls.

The “Mandela 100” campaign seeks to mobilise $1 billion in new commitments for the world’s poorest, with $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide.

In 2018, Global Citizens, the advocacy organization behind the festival, has helped secure commitments totaling over $2.9 billion to help affect the lives of more than 501 million people by 2030. Since the start of their movement, they have secured over $30 billion, which is set to affect the lives of one billion people.

Source : Online