Music. The Soccer World and making a difference. Yes, it’s all possible thanks to the opening FIFA World Cup™ Kick-Off Celebration Concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto (on the eve of the opening match of the first FIFA World Cup™).
Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, John Legend, Shakira, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and more will be performing.
“We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent raise the curtain on the first FIFA World Cup in Africa. It is testament to the universal and unifying power of football and music, and will start the competition off on the right note – of celebration,” said FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke.
The ticket prices range from R450 (Outer Circle standing to R1,150 (Lower Level seated) and all proceeds will be donated to 20 Centres for 2010, the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, whose aim is to achieve positive social change through football by building 20 centres across Africa offering education and healthcare services as well as football training to disadvantaged communities.
Now if that’s not a reason to get excited about the FIFA World Cup™, I’m not quite sure what is.
yours in musical madness