Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Oprah Winfrey are scheduled to be the main attraction in a star-studded event in South Africa for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The music festival will take place on December 2 in Johannesburg.
The event was put together to encourage world leaders to commit to ending extreme poverty by 2030. The 2018 event is titled Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. Celebrates the centenary year of Nelson Mandela and his legacy to help end poverty.
Other performers and host will include, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid as performers and Gayle King, Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Bozoma St. John and Forest Whitaker as event hosts
Oprah will deliver the keynote address at the festival in remembrance of Madiba and his legacy. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans had this ti say about the event
“Over the last 30 years, great progress has been made in the fight to end extreme poverty but there is still much more to be done. Ten percent of the world’s population — approximately 750 million people — still remain trapped in this cycle. This is intolerable in 2018. With the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 it is our goal to mobilize a generation to take action, calling on governments and the private sector to end this injustice in Nelson Mandela’s memory”
Log on to GlobalCitizen.org.za for more information about how to earn free tickets an get involved for the event.