Beyonce & JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder and More to Headline Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100


Oprah Winfrey will deliver the keynote address at the Dec. 2 event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, Eddie Vedder and several artists hailing from across the world will head to South Africa for the next Global Citizen Festival, which will take place on Dec. 2, 2018 in Johannesburg and celebrate the life's work and lasting legacy Nelson Mandela.

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will take over Johannesburg's FNB Stadium for three days before the fifth anniversary the passing the human rights activist, leader and revolutionary on Dec. 13, 2013. The lineup includes Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid, and represents numerous nations and genres.

Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geld, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker will host Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, and Oprah Winfrey will deliver the keynote address for the event, which serves as the culmination  Mandela 100, Global Citizen's collaboration with the House Mandela.

Throughout Mandela's centenary year, the Mandela 100 campaign launched numerous activist-driven events throughout the world with the ultimate goal  ending extreme poverty. Mandela 100 aims to raise $1 billion for initiatives working to end hunger, increase access to good nutrition for adolescent girls, reduce HIV/AIDS transmission rates, advocate for quality education, provide funding for women’s health, ensure access to clean water and safe sanitation worldwide and more. At least 50% that sum will go towards efforts to improve the lives women and girls around the world.

Those interested in earning free tickets to Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 can do so by signing up through Global Citizen after Aug. 21. In the past, Global Citizen attendees have earned their tickets through the completion various social actions in line with the organization's mission to help others while working to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.