Gates open at 11:00, and we have all sorts of exciting goings-on lined up to keep you entertained during the day; as if the line-up and incredible commitments to ending extreme poverty weren't enough.
A reminder that there will be no camping allowed outside the FNB Stadium the night before, but we’ve got loads of treats for the early arrivals to give you a reason to leave the house in good time.
Here are seven additional reasons why you should get to the festival before the others:
1. The opening show
No spoilers, but a major artist (we’re mentioning no names) will be opening the show with a never-before-seen collaboration that you seriously won’t want to miss just because you’re stuck in a queue at the security checkpoint.
2. There will be road closures
You can find out about all the best ways to get to the FNB stadium here
, but it’s always good to leave plenty of time for your journey to make sure you’re not stuck in a traffic jam while your favourite act is singing their heart out – or while world leaders are making incredible commitments towards ending extreme poverty by 2030.
To make sure we keep you all safe and secure, so you can concentrate on enjoying the show, there will be tight security at the venue.
That means bag checks and security searches
, which do take time. So make sure you don't bring any unnecessary items (i.e. sharp objects, glass bottles, alcohol, cooler boxes, cameras and recording equipment, illegal substances, food, etc.) Only a small bag (15cm x 20cm) will be allowed per person.
You can beat the queue by being one of the first at the stadium when the gates open at 11:00.
4. Surprise ticket upgrades
Yep, you heard us right – those in their seats between noon and 14:00 could receive one of the hundreds of on-the-day ticket upgrades we’ll be giving away. It would mean you’d get some of the best views of the stage in the whole venue.
5. Unique entertainment
Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100
will be so much more than what’s going on on stage. There will also be unique art installations, food, drink, and so much more, from the second the gates open.
6. We’re breaking all the rules
This is not a normal concert, and we’re not going to be following the normal rules. The beginning of the event will be just as exciting as the end, so make sure you don’t miss a moment.
7. Free travel
Stay tuned to find out more information on how early birds can get to the festival for free.
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