To celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary, Global Citizen is throwing an absolutely massive concert this December. Having been announced by Naomi Campbell and businessman Patrice Motsepe yesterday, the festival is being headlined by a great mix of the biggest international and local artists. To celebrate the late and great Madiba’s centenary, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Pharrel, Usher, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Femi Kuti plus many more will perform at the FNB Stadium.
Global Citizen has held festivals since 2012 in New York’s Central Park on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly to rally support, especially among young people, in the fight against poverty. The best part? The tickets are completely free. Responding to Mandela’s call for this generation to end extreme poverty, artists and leaders will be joined by 100,000 global citizens who’ve taken action on the Global Citizen social advocacy platform to earn their free tickets. The festival will also be broadcasted internationally.
Starting 21 August, all you need to do is take action on the Global Citizen platforms – visit GlobalCitizen.org.za for more info. There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg. The festival is set to be on 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium in Joburg for a maximum of 100, 000 attendees.