Jay Z and Beyonce are currently taking their talents across the globe for their On The Run II tour, but they won’t be finished after the final tour date. The royal couple will be continuing their travels long after the tour concludes, as it was recently announced that the two will be headliners for The Global Citizen Festival in South Africa.
On Monday morning, the organization revealed the Carters will be joining the festivities in Johannesburg later this year on December 2. The lineup also consists of some more star-studded talent like Usher, Wizkid, Femi Kuti, Ed Sheeran, and Pharrell.
This year’s festival is being called “Mandela 100,” which honors the 100 years that have passed since Nelson Mandela’s birth. Similarly to previous years, fans will not be given the option to purchase tickets, but can only earn them through advocacy and social justice work outlined on the festival’s website.
The campaign’s goal is to raise $1 billion for causes like “ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, 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.”
On The Run: Beyonce & Jay Z Are Headed To South Africa To Headline Global Citizen Festival was originally published on globalgrind.com