Beyonce, Jay-Z to headline Africa festival honoring Mandela

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2003 file photo shows former South African President Nelson Mandela, kissing U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles, at the Nelson Mandela AIDS Benefit Concert in Cape Town, South Africa. It is announced Monday July 9, 2018, that Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in South Africa to honor Mandela as part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. (AP Photo/file)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honour of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year.

The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced Monday.

Others headlining the festival include Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and African artists including Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Femi Kuti.

Oprah Winfrey will give a keynote address on the legacy of Mandela, who died in 2013, said the organizers. Other hosts will include Naomi Campbell and actors Forest Whitaker and Tyler Perry.