Global Citizen, the annual New York festival from the Global Poverty Project, has announced a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’ll feature a headline set from Beyoncé and JAY-Z, as well as a joint set from Pharrell and festival curator Chris Martin. Others on the bill include Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Usher, and our very own Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D’banj & Femi Kuti. The fest, dubbed “Mandela 100” to mark 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth, takes place at the FNB Stadium on December 2.
Rather than putting tickets on sale, the festival asks fans to earn tickets through advocacy and social justice work. Sign up and find more details at the Global Citizen website. The campaign seeks to raise $1 billion for causes such as “ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, reforming and repealing sexist laws, providing funding for women’s health and family planning, and ensuring access to clean water and safe sanitation world wide.”
In 2016, the festival’s inaugural Indian edition took place.
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