The Global Poverty Project announced a star-studded line-up to Africa’s inaugural Global Citizen Festival on Monday, due to take place on December 2, 2018, at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin are among the local and international artists who have signed up to perform in honour of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth – and to the campaign to help end extreme poverty.
Tickets to the festival are available without the need to pay, but to score a ticket, fans will have to put in some work.
Here’s how the Global Festival ticket point system works
To be one of the 100,000 festival-goers, you have to take a series of “action journeys” that will start on August 21.
“These are short segments of time during a short period of a campaign where you can earn enough points to enter the draw,” explained founder of the Global Poverty Project, Hugh Evans.
“If you earn enough points and keep earning, you can enter more times. So, it’s essentially gamified: the more actions you take, the more points you earn and the more times you could enter the lottery and therefore your greater chance of winning a ticket. Its democracy at work,” said Evans.