Global superstar Beyoncé is apparently coming to South Africa… and reports are saying that the concert will be for free!


According to City Press, an announcement will be made on Monday that the global pop sensation will be coming to South Africa to perform at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in December.

The Global Citizen Festival – a music advocacy event curated by Coldplay’s Chris Martin – is apparently hosting an event in Johannesburg before the close of 2018.

“Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. This year’s festival will celebrate the centenary year of former president Nelson Mandela, honouring his legacy in the fight to end extreme poverty.”

Full festival details are expected to be announced at a press conference on Monday but the festival will apparently have an extraordinary line-up of African and global artists, as well as world leaders and activists, who have made unprecedented commitments to end extreme poverty by 2030.

“The speculation is that the reason the megastar has not performed in the country for so long is because promoters simply did not have the entertainment budget and could not afford to bring her out.

Since the Motsepe Foundation brought the Barcelona football team, fans have been asking it to organise an event so they could see Beyoncé live.

The Motsepe Foundation is the major partner – with Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Big House of Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeepers, among others.”

The last time Beyoncé performed in South Africa was as part of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concert in 2004.

Sources: City Press | Global Citizen
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