The festival will take place on December 2 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Other performers include Pharrell, Usher, Wizkid, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Oprah Winfrey will deliver a keynote address as part of the festivities.
“Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in,” Winfrey said in a press release. “It is one of the great honors of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life.”
The festival will serve as the closing event of Global Citizen’s year-long Be the Generation campaign. The organization has set a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Past performers at the Global Citizen Festival include Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Metallica.
Check out the 2018 lineup below.
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