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Stars to Celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday at London Concert

05/06/2008 at 09:10 AM EDT

Stars to Celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday at London Concert
Nelson Mandela on March 26.
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To ring in his 90th birthday, Nelson Mandela will have some pretty big guests – Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro, for starters – at his star-studded concert in London's Hyde Park next month.

At the June 27 show, performers such as Leona Lewis, Annie Lennox, Dame Shirley Bassey, Queen, Simple Minds and Kirsten Dunst's ex, Johnny Borrell and his band Razorlight, will rock the stage. Other attendees include Bill Clinton and Forest Whitaker.

Though none of the British royals are on the guest list yet for security reasons, it's likely that Prince William and Prince Harry, along with their father Charles, will fete the former President of South Africa as well.

The concert comes three weeks before Mandela's actual birthday, and proceeds will go to his charity, 46664, which helps people affected by HIV and AIDS. 46664 was Mandela's prisoner number during his 27-year incarceration (which ended in 1990) by South Africa's apartheid regime.

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