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Superstar musos for FIFA 2010

2010-03-17 10:53
 
Johannesburg - Control Room, the world's leading producer of global music events, and FIFA have announced the first group of musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert.

Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré, and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at the historic event taking place the night before the first match at 8pm local time on June 10 at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

"We in South Africa are blessed to be hosting two first-time events," said Lucas Radebe, former South African football international and participant in the Kick-off Concert. "The first FIFA World Cup held on the African continent and the first FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration concert."

"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."

 "After all, this is an African World Cup being staged in South Africa.  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."

"We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent (to) 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 Jérôme Valcke.

Executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Kevin Wall and his company Control Room, in partnership with local promoter Showtime Entertainment, the event will feature musical performances by major international superstars and popular African artists collaborating with one another.

There will also be  special appearances by past and present football legends with all proceeds to benefit 20 Centres for 2010, the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.  Billed as the greatest entertainment event to date on the African continent, the event will be televised to millions worldwide.

Music fans around the world can purchase tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime concert online at www.computicket.com or via phone on (27) 083 915 8000. Concert tickets are priced at R450 (Outer Circle standing), R650 (Inner Circle standing), R850 & R950 (Upper Level seated), R1150 (Lower Level seated).  Ticket prices include VAT, Computicket Charges and Park and Ride for all ticket holders.


LINKS:

Alicia Keys Quiz

Sexy Alicia Keys Gallery

Angelique Kidjo CD review

Blk Jks video

Blk Jks interview

Blk Jks After Robots review

The Parlotones Interview

The Parlotones Stardust Galaxies review



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