Beyoncé And Jay-Z To Headline Global Citizen Festival In South Africa

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The December event features a typically eye-popping lineup of musicians and will be the culmination of Global Citizen's yearlong Mandela 100 campaign in partnership with House Of Mandela.

There will be 100,000 tickets and 70,000 of them are free for you to earn by doing your bit to alleviate poverty in society.

Oprah Winfrey will give a keynote address Mandela's legacy, and other hosts will include Naomi Campbell and actors Forest Whitaker and Tyler Perry.

Unlike traditional benefit concerts, Global Citizen distributes tickets for free to supporters who pledge to take actions such as writing their governments to support worldwide development assistance.

Queen Bey as she is famously known, will be joined on stage by her hip music mogul husband Shawn Carter known as Jay Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin as well as Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid. "It is one of the great honors of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life".

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CEO of Global Citizens Hugh Evans said: "You have to play your part in giving back to society for six months".

It has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world, calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030.

"We are honoured to play a humble role in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations in honour of our icon, Dr Nelson Mandela who is an inspiration to people throughout the world". It will take place in a number of countries across the world and aims to spread the message and ethos of the Global Citizen.

You application to win a free ticket once you have taken action opens on August 21. "Performing at Global Citizen Festival is a small tribute to his legacy and I can not wait to take the stage in December".

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