Venue: Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg.
Time: 8PM (Local).
Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at a concert in South Africa that will officially open the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on June 10th. The event is expected to last about 3 hours.
Also in attendance will be South Africa’s Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama & other world leaders & heads of state.
There is also a separate opening ceremony for the tournament that will be held at Soccer City stadium, in the city of Johannesburg. That is also on the same, June 10. Neither of these events involve the playing of a tournament game. The tournament starts on June 11, 2010, the day after the opening ceremony and opening ceremony concert. The tournament finishes with the World Cup Final which is to be played on July 11, 2010