Thursday, 18 March 2010 12:00
Shakira, John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Alicia Keys and Black Eyed Peas will perform at a concert in South Africa that will officially open the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on June 10th.
The concert will take place in Johannesburg and will also feature musical performances by popular African artists and appearances by past and present football legends.
Proceeds from the concert will be used for 20 Centres for 2010, a charity campaign dedicated to building twenty Football for Hope Centres for public health, education and football across Africa.
The concert will start at 8:00 p.m. local time (GMT+2) at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg.
Jerome Valcke, FIFA
We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent raise the curtain on the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.
The concert will be produced by Emmy award-winner Kevin Wall and his company Control Room.
2010 will mark the first time the FIFA World Cup will be played in Africa. So it seemed fitting to celebrate this momentous occasion with a festival of live music from Africa and beyond.
You can purchase tickets for this concert today online at computicket.com or via phone on +27 (0) 83 915 8000. Tickets are priced at R450 (Outer Circle standing), R650 (Inner Circle standing), R850 & R950 (Upper Level seated), R1150 & R1400 (Lower Level seated). Ticket prices include VAT, Computicket Charges and Park and Ride for all ticket holders.
We in South Africa are blessed to be hosting two first-time events – the first FIFA World Cup held on the African continent and the first FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration concert – and I believe these historic events will go a long way towards uniting the people of our rainbow nation in South Africa as well as further strengthening our relationships with our brothers and sisters on the African continent.
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