Johannesburg – International advocacy organisation Global Citizen announced on Thursday that DStv, SABC, and Viacom’s MTV International will be the broadcast partners for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.
The means that the event will be screened on SABC 1 (DStv channel 191) and MTV (DStv channel 130).
YouTube and Twitter will also bring the festival to a global audience via their platforms.
The event – which will be hosted and presented by the Motsepe Foundation – will take place on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa and the live broadcast will be transmitted in over 180 countries across six continents.
Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Kasey Musgraves, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa.
Trevor Noah will host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 with co-hosts Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.
South Africa! I’ll be back Dec 2nd, hosting the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100! Check out the full lineup for #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA & learn how you can join thousands of activists by earning free tickets >> https://t.co/aW8CijC2Xe pic.twitter.com/SKQy72dS58
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 21, 2018
Leaders set to address the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, include South African President Cyril Ramaphosa among others.