Some major names are lined up to be a part of the Global Citizens Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three headliners will be Oprah, Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z.
While those three names are huge, they aren't the only major stars heading to South Africa. Joining those three will be the likes of Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are some of the other performers at the event. Gayle King, Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Bozoma St. John and Forest Whitaker.
The Global Citizen Festival aims to encourage world leaders to commit to ending extreme poverty by 2030. This year’s event is titled “Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100,” which will celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela and his legacy to help end poverty.
How to get free tickets for the event:
Starting from Aug. 21, you can get involved on the Global Citizen platforms or with the Facebook Messenger bot — search “Global Citizen” in Facebook Messenger to learn more. There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg, which will be announced soon. Those who sign-up at GlobalCitizen.org.za can earn bonus rewards and early access by referring their friends.