May 7, 2008
Nelson Mandela’s Birthday Bash Fund-raiser
Performers Annie Lennox, Dame Shirley Bassey, Razorlight and Queen with Paul Rodgers will headline Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London June 27, with all proceeds benefiting Mandela’s 46664 HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, Agence France-Presse reports (afp.google.com, 5/6).
The event, which will be held in Hyde Park, is the fifth of Mandela’s 46664 concert series. The series was named after the prison number he wore during his 27-year incarceration for anti-apartheid activities. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 9.
Mandela’s son died of an AIDS-related illness in January 2005.
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