FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA
FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA
FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA
FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA
FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA
FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA
FIFA World Cup Concert 2010, Soweto, SA

The concert to mark the opening of the 2010 World Cup took place in Soweto the night before the first game. Ray Winkler's stage design was based around a series of three dimensional shields painted with the national flag, and they became the backdrop for the performances of an eclectic mix of artists from England, America and Africa. Together with a partisan South African audience, this made for an extraordinary and upbeat celebration.