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.”.


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