Beyoncé and JAY-Z TO Title the Global Citizen Festival in 2018, to Honor Nelson Mandela

HipHop News Posted on July 9, 2018 at 9:41am

Beyoncé and JAY-Z TO Title the Global Citizen Festival in 2018, to Honor Nelson Mandela

The event will take place in the month of December.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z have been booked to headline the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, an event that honors the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.

The festival will take place on 2 December at the Stadium FNB Johannesburg, south africa. Other artists include Pharrell, Usher, Wizkid, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay's Chris Martin.

Oprah Winfrey will offer a keynote lecture as part of the festivities.

"Nelson Mandela's life story is a testimony to the power of the human spirit and a man's ability to change the world by standing for what he believed in," Winfrey said in a press release. "It is one of the great honors of my life have spent a lot of time with him, and I hope to celebrate his courageous life."

The festival will serve as the closing event of the Global Citizen of the year to Be the Generation of the campaign. The organization has set a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.

Past performers at the Global Citizen Festival include Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Metallica.

Check out the 2018 line down.

On July 18, 2018, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. To celebrate his life and his legacy, Global Citizen is headed to Johannesburg, where Mandela became an activist that believes in the power of people working together. Follow his steps, to join a Global Citizen, and #BeTheGeneration to end extreme poverty! See more at the link in our bio. #globalcitizen #mandela100 #southafrica #nelsonmandela #johannesburg @beyonce #jayz #edsheeran @teddysphotos @casspernyovest @iambangalee #eddievedder @femiakuti @pharrell #chrismartin @shomadjozi @tiwasavage @usher @wizkidayo

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