Official: Beyonce & Jay-Z Lead Line-Up For 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100

Published: Monday 9th Jul 2018 by Sam

After many a murmur, it has been confirmed that Beyonce and Jay-Z are two of several titans lined up to headline the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in South Africa.

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The Carters, who are currently in the midst of their  blockbuster summer ‘On The Run II’ stadium tour are joined by Ed Sheeran, Usher, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, and Eddie Vedder on the bill for the December 2nd event. Set to take place in Johannesburg, the extravaganza will celebrate the life and legacy of activist Nelson Mandela.

Per Billboard, Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 (as it’s officially being billed) will take place across three days at the FNB Stadium ahead of the fifth anniversary of Mandela’s passing (December 13th 2013).

Other names on the dynamically diverse lineup include African music royals Wizkid, D’banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi, and Tiwa Savage. 

The marriage between the  Global Citizen and Mandela 100 campaigns is apt, given their personalised efforts to bring an end to extreme poverty, end hunger, reduce HIV/AIDS transmission rates, and the collective strive for better education opportunities for all – amongst other goals.

Interest was already sky-high pre the announcement and is sure to rocket now it’s confirmed. For, those eager to earn free tickets to Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, they can register through the Global Citizen website after August. 21st. It’s believed that said entrants will “earn” their access to the shows via completion of numerous social actions in line with Mandela 100’s mission to help others while working to erase extreme poverty by the year 2030.

Oprah Winfrey will deliver the keynote speech at the spectacle, while Naomi Campbell, Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker have been named anchoring hosts.

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  1. China July 9, 2018

    Let me guess… new costumes….same 20 year old songs….same “business” energy that they have…….. Her Fake janet jackson/tina turner/Mariah swag and his old man sway…chile bye

    • cuca July 9, 2018

      No expect a two song set copied and pasted from OTR2

      • China July 9, 2018


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    • Jeans July 9, 2018

      Exactly! Beyonce whole routine and schtick is so tired now.

    • SMH July 9, 2018

      Pretty much lol.

    • SNF July 9, 2018

      Stay mad.

    • DanYiel Iman July 10, 2018

      Isn’t that what JAnet Jackson is doing with her tour? Songs from throughout her whispering albums?!!

  2. Jasmine (The Original Princess) July 9, 2018

    will stage collapse?

    • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) July 9, 2018

      Troll stop using my user name. Be original queen.

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  4. Barbie July 9, 2018

    SA has being waiting for Beyonce for years – I’m super excited .

  5. Keith July 9, 2018

    This sounds like We Are the World 2018. Great cause, though!!!! Glad to see Usher out there….


    according to an article i read B hasnt been to africa since mandela event. idk if thats true but they really need to RE WORK this tour. that holy grail intro is weak. they should only have done songs from 4:44 lemeonade and Everything is love with select few old collabs… idk about part 2 stealing concepts from Formation and On the run part 1

  7. Bettie clayton July 9, 2018

    Bet they got mmore new music. watch…..

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  9. SMH July 9, 2018

    Usher is the only one worth seeing on this list.

  10. BardiGangsta July 9, 2018

    Why is she booking these festival performances knowing she’s gonna have to cancel being that she’s pregnant again? Just like she bamboozled Coachella for a million dollars when she knew she was getting the twins implanted and wasn’t gonna be able to perform in 2017. She didn’t just oops get pregnant, she had a plan all along. I wonder what her game is with these people’s money. Why did she even embark on this tired äss tour when she knew she was gonna get THIS baby implanted? I mean when she finds something that works for her, she REALLY keeps repeating herself. So redundant, so annoying. And all the while she’s bringing children into this world as a part of her mess. I CAN NOT!!! I actually wonder, do children born of artificial insemënation and invitro, genetic modification, and via surrogacy, do they grow up with psychological issues? Just a thought

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 9, 2018

      At least she’s married and not just f****** random dirty guys like cardi. Lol the nerve of you when ur fav is getting jizzed in by a guy f****** Instagram heauxs

      • SNF July 9, 2018

        Cardi been married tho… sooooo…

      • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) July 9, 2018

        Trashmine you are still pretending to be Jasmine huh? Okay mister do you but remember you will never be more than Trashmine. You don’t have the flavor, spice, and soul it takes to be me, the Real Jasmine. You will always be my lessor. I heard Rupaul is auditioning for next years Rupaul Drags Race. You should audition as Trashmine, the drag queen impersonator of me, the real Jasmine.

  11. DanYiel Iman July 10, 2018

    Wow that’s awesome ?? surely the haters are here to do just that~>HATE!!

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