Confirmed: Jay-Z and Beyoncé coming to South Africa in December

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It’s official! Beyoncé is returning to South African shores for the first time in 15 years, to perform at the Global Citizen Festival.

They are headlining a phenomenal line-up of performers, which includes Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Usher. Cassper Nyovest and D’Banj are also on the bill.

The event will be part of the tributes to Nelson Mandela and his centenary, 100 years on from his birth and five years on from his death.

Where will Beyoncé perform in South Africa?
She will be putting on a show at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. She follows the likes of Guns N Roses and Katy Perry, who are performing exclusively in Jozi in 2018.

When is Beyoncé coming to South Africa?
She will play live to thousands of adoring South Africans on Sunday 2 December. She will be joined by husband and rap mogul Jay-Z for the performance, rekindling the work they’ve done for the On The Run tours and previous festival shows

How much will tickets cost for Beyoncé in South Africa?
Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on 21 August and can sign up today at, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls.

That’s right, tickets to this event are available for FREE. But you’ll have to do something for Global Citizen, first.

You go to their website, register your interest in the campaign to fight poverty and by 21 August, Global Citizen will ask you to earn your right to see Beyoncé.

They will get in touch with you and ask you to do something which advances their cause. You may be required to sign a petition, share social media posts or engage with the charity in a way that raises awareness and takes affirmative action.

Can we buy tickets for the Global Citizen Festival?
The FNB Stadium is a 90 000-seater venue. It’s going to be difficult to oversee a free-ticket giveaway of that size. However, the official line of communication is that tickets must be “earned, not bought”.