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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to perform at Nelson Mandela's birth centenary

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Artistes such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, and will be headlining the which will be held in to honour of late on his birth centenary.

The event, titled Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, will take place on December 2 at the in

The festival aims to celebrate the legacy of Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and erstwhile President, with the aim of ending "extreme poverty" by 2030.

Popular and media mogul will deliver keynote address highlighting Mandela's achievements, who died in 2013, according to a statement from Global Citizen.

"Nelson Mandela's life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man's ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in.

"It is one of the great honours of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life," Winfrey said.

The hosts of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include the likes Naomi Campbell, Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, and

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 12:55 IST
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