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Last Updated: Thursday March 18 2010 06:21 GMT

Black Eyed Peas in World Cup gig

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Shakira will headline a huge concert to kick off the World Cup in South Africa.

The gig will be held in Johannesburg on 10 June, the night before the tournament starts.

Popular African artists will also appear, and past and present football legends will make special appearances.

Money raised from the event will go to a charity called 20 Centres for 2010, which is aiming to build 20 health centres for people across Africa.

It's the first time a music concert has taken place on the eve of the World Cup.

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

A spokesman for Fifa said: "2010 will mark the first time the Fifa World Cup will be played in Africa.

"So it seemed fitting to celebrate this momentous occasion with a festival of live music from Africa and beyond."