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One World: Together At Home Virtual Concert Will Star Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga And Billie Eilish

One World: Together At Home Virtual Concert Will Star Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga And Billie Eilish

Lizzo. Taylor Swift. Celine Dion. Lady Gaga. Billie Eilish.

We know what you're thinking: what kind of outrageous, dreamed up line-up is this?

Those names represent just a handful of the talents who'll be rocking their way to our screens in One World: Together At Home, a special virtual concert to celebrate and support healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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In the UK, viewers can catch the concert on Channel 5 on Saturday 18th April and on BBC One on Sunday 19th April.

Masterminded by social action platform Global Citizen, the eight-hour event will combine world-leading music with feature segments presenting the real life experiences of doctors, nurses and families from all over the globe.

The event aims to drive private sector leaders to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation, powered by the UN Foundation.

Taylor Swift will be among the talents featured in the eight-hour streamed event (Credit: PA Images)
Taylor Swift will be among the talents featured in the eight-hour streamed event (Credit: PA Images)
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Alongside the extensive artist line-up, the event will shine a light on the local and regional charities providing food, shelter and healthcare to those who need help most.

Among the featured artists are megawatt names like Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Usher, Stevie Wonder and Elton John, along with Idris and Sabrina Elba.

It's not just musicians in attendance though. A-listers like Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey and David Beckham will also be making appearances.

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Hosting the concert are Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live and Stephen Colbert of The Late Show.

Among the featured artists are megawatt names like Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith. (Credit: PA Images)
Among the featured artists are megawatt names like Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith. (Credit: PA Images)

Oh, and Friends from Sesame Street will also be on hand. Because, you know, why wouldn't they?

Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said: "We are grateful to the private sector who have listened to the public's call for action and come together to support the global response to COVID-19.

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"This pandemic is too large for governments to tackle alone. We are also incredibly grateful for the continued support from the artist community to make 'One World: Together At Home' a moment of global unity.

"Our hope for the special is that everyone will come away believing that we, as a shared humanity, can emerge from this moment forever grateful for the work of doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, and all those who are the backbone of our communities."

In the UK, 'One World: Together at Home' will air on Saturday 18th April on Channel 5 (Credit: PA Images)
In the UK, 'One World: Together at Home' will air on Saturday 18th April on Channel 5 (Credit: PA Images)

This sounds like the party of the decade - and one that doesn't require leaving the house.

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We can't think of a better way to support the healthcare heroes doing life-saving work on the front line of this crisis.

In the UK, One World: Together at Home will air on Saturday 18th April on Channel 5 at 10.55pm. BBC One will run the program on Sunday 19th April.

The digital stream will begin at 2:00 PM ET and will be available on Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Lady Gaga, Entertainment, Music, Taylor Swift, Channel 5

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.