Jay Z, Beyonce to perform at #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA

Lawrence Kim
July 9, 2018

A host of worldwide celebrities will be heading to South Africa in December to be part of the Global Citizen Festival‚ a free and ticketless concert that rallies celebs‚ politicians and global leaders to end extreme poverty. Joining the mega stars on the concert's line-up are South African hip-hop sensations, Cassper Nyovest and Sho Madjozi, alongside D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid.

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.

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.

Hugh Evans, the founder and CEO of the movement, said he expected the Johannesburg festival to be the biggest Global Citizen festival ever in terms of reach, symbolism and lineup.

The festival aims to celebrate the legacy of Mandela with the aim of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Potential attendees can start earning their tickets from 21 August and sign up on Global Citizen app. All you need to do is take action on Global Citizen's platform to become eligible to win a free ticket.

Beyonce previously performed in South Africa in 2003 at a concert hosted by Mandela to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS. The festival will be celebrated over 6 months in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals.

Global Citizen has partnered with the House of Mandela, to form the Be the Generation campaign, inspired by the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela.

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