Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 announced

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced that Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.  

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. Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Dave Holmes - Coldplay manager and one of the Executive Producers of the event - "It's a huge honor to be able to celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary man. Like Nelson Mandela, Global Citizen has a passion for change. Our festival in Johannesburg in December will celebrate Nelson Mandela's love and humanity, while allowing hundreds of thousands of people to raise their voices together to support our mission to end extreme poverty, discrimination and inequality around the world." 

Starting today, music fans and activists can sign up at to be among the first to be notified of the action journey launch. Actions include emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and using social media to generate commitments in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.