International musicians to perform in Cup Kick-off Concert

2010-03-17 14:53

International and local musicians will perform at the Fifa World

Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 10.

Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo and Black Eyed

Peas will be among the artists to participate in the event the day before the

tournament officially kicks off.

BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen,

Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela were also expected to appear.

“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 concert.

“After all, this is an African World Cup being staged in South


“Music and sports are the lifeblood of African culture, so to

combine those in this historic event will be a true celebration of African

Culture,” said former soccer player Lucas Radebe in a statement.

Concert tickets are on sale online and via telephone at



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