Global Citizen Festival South Africa

Time to get your Generosity on!

Global Citizen Fest

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the stand out performers set to grace the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. It will take place on 2 December 2018. The Carters will perform alongside Ed Sheeran, Tiwa Savage, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Pharrell and more in a mouth-watering lineup.

Cassper Nyovest and Coldplay's Chris Martin-global-citizen

You are naturally excited to get tickets to the event, but it is not as straight-forward as just purchasing them because they are not for sale. You have to do a number of good deeds in the spirit of Nelson Mandela in order to earn entrance into the gig.

CEO of Global Citizens, Hugh Evans, caused a Twitter storm when he announced “You have to play your part in giving back to society for six months.” There will be 100,000 tickets and 70,000 of them are for you to earn. The Global Citizen’s campaign aims to rally $1 billion in new commitments, with $500 million of that set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide.

Doing your part to increase access to good nutrition for adolescent girls, helping to end neglected tropical diseases, helping to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission rates and increasing access to quality education will earn you points to gain entry into the concert. What you learn, say, give, buy or do here will increase your chances of being selected.

If you are still confused, hopefully this will clear thing up for you:

  • Download the Global Citizen app to sign up or just do so on their website
  • You can earn points by recruiting your friends and family to join in on the action as well
  • From 21 August, take action on the Global Citizens platforms or with the Facebook Messenger bot – search “Global Citizen” in Facebook Messenger to learn more.
  • Choose one or all of the following campaigns to make a difference in your community: ending poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation.

Good luck!