Monday, March 22, 2010

A lot of Hot Talent at the Kick off Concert of the World Cup Soccer at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto

Some of the Talent at the World Cup Kick Off Concert

The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Shakira and John Legend are just some of the artists who will perform at the World Cup Kick-Off Concert in South Africa at the start of the World Cup

A jam-packed line up of international artists and South African musicians was announced on Wednesday for the Fifa World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert, which will take place at the Orlando Stadium on Soweto on 10 June.

Alicia Keys, John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Amadou & Mariam, Angélique Kidjo, BLK JKS, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela will perform on the eve of the opening match of the first FIFA World Cup™ on African soil.

This historic music event will take place in front of a capacity stadium audience of 30,000 will be broadcast to hundreds of millions more worldwide.

“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.

All net proceeds from the concert 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