Epic! Highlights from the #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA concert | People Magazine

Epic! Highlights from the #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA concert

Johannesburg was the place to be on Sunday night. More than 80 000 people filled up FNB Stadium for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert.

It was famous faces galore both on- and off stage, with A-list stars from all over the world descending on the stadium to raise awareness about poverty and pay tribute to struggle hero, Nelson Mandela.

Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, D’banj and Cassper Nyovest were just a few of the big names that made an appearance.

Here’s a look at what went down during the star-studded festival.

Beyoncé and Jay Z

The Carters caused a frenzy at FNB Stadium when they took to the stage. The couple sang some of their biggest hits, including Apes**t. Queen B also sang Halo, Who Run the World, Drunk in Love and Formation.

Beyoncé and Jay Z were trending on Twitter around the world during their performance.

But DStv and YouTube viewers were left disappointed as they were only allowed to watch 25 minutes of the performance.

MultiChoice said on Twitter that “the full performance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z is exclusive to those who have earned their tickets to be inside the stadium on the day”.

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Cassper Nyovest

Cassper gave the world a glimpse of what South Africa’s entertainers are capable of when he brought the house down at the festival.

He had the 80 000-strong crowd singing to his hit, Doc Shabaleza, and brought Chris Martin on stage to sing their new song, Timbuktu.

The rapper was trending both locally and abroad.

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Mama I just met Oprah. #GlobalCitizen

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Trevor Noah and Bonang

Trevor Noah and Bonang Matheba co-hosted the show alongside other A-list stars, including Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Dave Chappelle, Sir Bob Geldof, Forest Whitaker and Tyler Perry.

Queen B and Trevor were spotted having a good old time backstage.

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