SABC1 to broadcast WC Kick-off concert


On Thursday, 10 June at 8pm, viewers of SABC1 (Mzansi Fo Sho) will be able to see the live broadcast of the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert, which takes place at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.
SABC1 will cross live at 8pm to bring the three-hour music celebration to millions of viewers across the African continent and hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.

Proceeds from the concert’s gate-takings will be donated to “20 Centers for 2010′, the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, which aims to build 20 centers across Africa offering education and healthcare services, as well as football training to disadvantaged communities.

The pre-20:00 concert line-up includes the channel sponsored music group, SABC1 All Stars, who will be performing a World-Cup-inspired song titled Mzansi Rise Up.

The star-studded line-up for the concert is as follows:

o   Alicia Keys

o   Angelique Kidjo

o   Amadou & Mariam

o   Black Eyed Peas

o   Blk Jks

o   Freshlyground

o   Hugh Masekela

o   John Legend

o   Juanes

o   K’Naan

o   Mzansi Youth Choir

o   Shakira

o   Soweto Gospel Choir

o   The Parlotones

o   Tinariwen

o   Vieux Farka Toure

o   Vusi Mahlasela


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