Twitter was abuzz on Wednesday after screengrabs of an email allegedly received from Nedbank, informing their clients that they can buy tickets for Global Citizen Festival started circulating.
But tweeps were skeptical about the alleged ticket sales, as the festival — which will be held at FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg, on 2 December — was announced as a free-ticketed event: those keen on attending the event needed to earn points in an effort to secure a ticket.
Speaking to Channel 24, Nedbank explained that 30% of the festival's tickets were purchased by corporate sponsors.
"70% of tickets will be earned by global citizens who take action. The remaining tickets are private sales through our partners to cover production costs and our campaigns. All artists attending are donating their time to global citizen, and perform for free." Andrew Kirk, global director for corporate communications at the organisation told Channel 24.