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Ed Sheeran, Beyonce to perform at Global Citizen’s Mandela 100 festival in South Africa

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ABC/Paula LoboEd Sheeran, Beyonce, and JAY-Z are among the artists performing at Global Citizen’s Mandela 100 festival, held December 2 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The free event will celebrate the centennial of Nelson Mandela‘s birth. It’s the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa.

Other artists performing include Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, and Usher. Additionally, Oprah Winfrey will give a keynote speech in remembrance of Mandela.

“I’m really looking forward to playing the Global Citizen Festival and paying tribute to Nelson Mandela who has inspired so many to fight for what they believe in,” Ed Sheeran says in a statement. “It should be a great day!”

As with other Global Citizen events, you can earn tickets to the Mandela 100 concert by taking action to help those suffering from extreme poverty. For more info, visit GlobalCitizen.org.

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