The opening ceremony however for the main event" the World Cup 201" being held for the first time in Africa will take place at the renovated Soccer city Stadium(venue)the next day.
The Kick off concert at the historic Orlando Stadium in the vicinity of Soweto suburbs-Johannesburg is expected to feature the following guest artistes:
- Amadou & Mariam,
- Vieux Farka Touré from West Africa and Vusi Mahlasela
- Angélique Kidjo,
- Black Eyed Peas,Alicia Keys, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen,