Great news! The Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival is happening on the 2nd of December 2018 at FNB stadium in Johannesburg and it will feature a stellar line-up of artists…
So far, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran (who’s also touring South Africa in March 2019), Eddie Vedder (from Pearl Jam), Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin (from Coldplay), Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid have been announced. These artists and more will be convening on 2 December 2018 with world and corporate leaders to present the biggest campaign on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty ever.
Responding to Nelson Mandela’s call for everyone to be the generation to end extreme poverty, artists and leaders will be joined by 100,000 Global Citizens who have taken action on the Global Citizen social advocacy platform to earn their free tickets to the festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
The Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival, in partnership with the House of Mandela, will serve as the capstone event of Global Citizen’s year-long Be the Generation campaign. The campaign is inspired by Nelson Mandela and his lifelong dedication to rallying people together to use their collective voices to speak for the most marginalized people.
The list of hosts for the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival include Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof (who was responsible for Live Aid in the 1980s), Gayle King, Tyler Perry and actor Forest Whitaker.
Global Citizen’s campaign, which aims to rally $1 billion in new commitments, with $500 million of that set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide, will focus on the first 6 Global Goals: Ending poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation and life below water.
Since its founding in 2012, Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. This year alone Global Citizens have secured 29 commitments totalling over $2.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 501 million people by 2030.
Tickets for the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival will be FREE!
Yes, you read right! This is always the case with Global Citizen festivals. All you need to do is, starting 21 August, take action on the Global Citizen platforms — GlobalCitizen.org.za, in the Global Citizen app or 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. Those who sign-up at GlobalCitizen.org.za can earn bonus rewards and early access by referring their friends to Global Citizen.
The actions Global Citizens will take to earn their free tickets will be focused on ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition for adolescent girls, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV/AIDS transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, leveling the law by reforming and repealing sexist laws, providing funding for women’s health and family planning, and ensuring access to clean water and safe sanitation world wide.
A number of world leaders are expected to also attend:
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo (who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals), Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development Gilbert F. Houngbo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Chair of Power of Nutrition and Peter Sands (Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).
The partners for the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival are:
- The Motsepe Foundation (Presenting and Major Partner).
- House of Mandela, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Big Concerts, BMGF Goalkeepers, Eldridge and Associate Partner and HP (Major Partners).
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