International advocacy organisation Global Citizen announced on Tuesday that Trevor Noah will host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, the free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
About his hosting duties at the global event Trevor Noah said: “It is an honour to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival event celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. 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.”
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) August 21, 2018
The festival will be headlined by Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Kacey Musgraves, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.
The event will also be hosted by Bonang Matheba, Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Bob Geldof, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker.
Oprah Winfrey also will be giving a special keynote address at the event.