Beyoncé, Jay-Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in SA

Angelo Anderson
July 9, 2018

Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 hosts include Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

In news that is likely to have music fans frothing at the mouth, the star-studded Global Citizen Festival was announced on Monday for December 2nd. Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin are also doing a collaborative set of some sort, which is intriguing and terrifying in equal measure.

The Free Entry Concert organized by the Global Citizen Project aims to raise one billion USA dollars in new commitments for the world's poorest.

The worldwide advocacy organisation is backed by the Motsepe Foundation in bringing the star along with a host of other celebrities.

The group has since branched out overseas with seminars and music in India, Germany and elsewhere.

The festival aims to celebrate the legacy of Mandela with the aim of ending extreme poverty by 2030.


You application to win a free ticket once you have taken action opens on August 21. In order to obtain a ticket to festival, you are encouraged to take action in the initiatives of Global Citizen.

Beyonce previously performed in South Africa in 2003 at a concert hosted by Mandela to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS.

While Britain, Germany and Nordic countries are meeting the UN-backed goal of devoting 0.7-percent of gross domestic product to worldwide aid, other major countries are lagging behind.

"The truth is the world is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals unless there is greater political will", Evans said.

The festival is the culmination of Global Citizen's "Mandela 100 " campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honoring the life and legacy of Apartheid struggle hero and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

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