Could Eddie Vedder Be Collaborating With Ed Sheeran & Beyonce?


Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will be playing at the Mandela 100: Global Citizen Festival in a week, and he’s playing with big pop names like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, and Usher. In the past Vedder has played in the past with Beyonce, Martin, and Jay-Z, and Pearl Jam Holland speculated about possible repeat performances, or a collaboration between Vedder and Ed Sheeran, the biggest name on the lineup he has never played with. Could we see the Eds play together?

Pearl Jam Holland tweeted, “One week from now, #EddieVedder will perform at @GlblCtzn in SA! The entire show will be available at on december 5th! Which colab will we see this year? Eddie and @edsheeran? Or another time with @Beyonce or Chris Martin? #pearljam.”

Eddie will be performing at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on December 2nd at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

This free-ticketed event will celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela, honoring his legacy in the fight to end extreme poverty.

“It is such an honor to be given the chance to head to South Africa to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s incomparable legacy. He showed an entire generation what it means to be a leader and make a difference for the world’s poor. I’m so grateful that this event will serve as a reminder of his great work and inspire us all to carry on in his name,” said Eddie.

  • Stone Gossardish

    I’m sure Mr. Potato Head is a big Vedder and Pearl Jam fan. If they do a song, for god’s sake make it a Pearl Jam tune.

    I’m not a monster fan of Cold Play, I thought they were supposed to have been broken up by now, but when he did Nothingman with Eddie a few years back that was pretty cool.

    Pearl Jam is at the point in their career where they need to accept the fact that guests that join them on stage want to play one of their songs, to pay tribute to them. The days of a guest joining and playing covers or that artist’s song need to be over now.