Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to Headline Global Citizen Festival

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to Headline Global Citizen Festival

Beyoncé and Jay-Z will co-headline the event, fresh off their collaborative album Everything Is Love and their OTR II Tour.

Oprah Winfrey is set to deliver a keynote speech on Mandela's legacy, while Tyler Perry, Naomi Campbel among others are set to serve as hosts.

There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg.

Tickets will be given out from August 21.

THE Global Citizen Festival has confirmed that world renowned musician Beyonce Carter-Knowles will be among the artists performing at their Mandela 100 concert this year.

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The Carters will perform alongside Ed Sheeran, Tiwa Savage, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj to name a few.

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.

The event, put together by the Motsepe Foundation, is to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela, honoring his legacy in the fight to end extreme poverty, revealed a statement shared on PR Newswire. It will take place in a number of countries across the world and aims to spread the message and ethos of the Global Citizen.

One of the performers from South Africa, Madjozi, said: "Without the sacrifices of great South Africans like Nelson Mandela, I wouldn't be able to live the life I lead today". In order to obtain a ticket to festival, you are encouraged to take action in the initiatives of Global Citizen.

To get tickets to this first of it's kind concert, all you have to do is a good deed in the spirit of the late Mandela.

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