Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to be held in Johannesburg, Headlined by Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Whizkid
Free-ticketed concert to celebrate centenary year of Nelson Mandela, honouring his legacy in the fight to end extreme poverty
Global Citizens to earn entry by taking action on health and nutrition, education, gender equality, water and sanitation, and the criminalization of poverty
The December event is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100”campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.
Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21st and can sign up today at www.globalcitizen.org.za, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls. The “Mandela 100” campaign seeks to mobilize USD $1 billion in new commitments for the world’s most marginalised people, with USD $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide. These investments will be aimed atending 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.
Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.
Executive producers of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe, Patrice Motsepe, Kweku Mandela, Dave Holmes,Declan Kelly,Liza Henshawand Hugh Evans.
Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba,Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.