KACEY MUSGRAVES JOINS THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL: MANDELA 100
2018 Festival Partnered With The House of Mandela And Motsepe Foundation
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Trevor Noah announced as host of Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100
Dave Chappelle and Nomzamo Mbatha announced as members of the host committee
Multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves to join artist lineup
First action journey launches today for fans & activists to earn tickets to the December 2 event at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
Global Citizen to launch Fellowship Program and partner with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to build skill and leadership opportunities for young South Africans
Global Citizen to partner with the City of Johannesburg on a city-wide cleanup campaign
Proudly presented by the Motsepe Foundation
International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced that Trevor Noah, Dave Chappelle, Kacey Musgraves, and Nomzamo Mbatha will join the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Trevor Noah is confirmed to host the Festival and Dave Chappelle and Nomzamo Mbatha will join the lineup of co-hosts including Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.
Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.
Multi-Grammy award winner Kacey Musgraves will perform at the Festival alongside headliners Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.
K Naomi, Lucas Radebe, Nandi Madida, Pearl Thusi, Somizi, and Zakes Bantwini will also join as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 Advocates to support the campaign against extreme poverty.
"It is an honour to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival event celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela,” said Trevor Noah. “I am where I am today living as a free South African because of much of what he did and so I'm beyond excited to be teaming up with so many others to pay tribute to the man in his home country."
"South Africa has made unbelievable strides since the end of apartheid in 1994, yet it is still beset by economic trouble: more than half of the country’s youth population is unemployed and more than a quarter of South Africans still live in extreme poverty. With the Global Citizen Fellowship Program, we are committed to building economic and leadership opportunities for generations of South Africans to come. December 2nd isn't the end of Global Citizen's journey in South Africa, it is the beginning." - Kweku Mandela, executive producer, Mandela 100
“Johannesburg is the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan area and it is expected to become a megacity - with a population in excess of 10 million people - within the next 15 years,” said Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba. “In a city of this size, it is essential that residents and the administration work together to maintain the urban environment. That is why we started A Re Sebetseng– to encourage residents to be part of creating the kind of city that everyone would like to live in.”