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Who says concerts are cancelled?! Lady Gaga, Lizzo and Billie Eilish have signed up to perform at a two hour gig that will be streamed across the world next weekend.
The 'One World: Together at Home' Global Citizen concert has teamed up with the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a night of incredible music with all of our favourite artists and it's for an incredible cause - supporting our frontline workers.
Global Citizen has already been putting on a series of #TogetherAtHome events, with the likes of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, John Legend, Niall Horan and Anne-Marie all taking part in performances as well as Q&As.
Now, an epic concert is set to take place (virtually, of course) on Saturday 18th April. In a bid to support healthcare workers and the WHO, there'll be performances from top artists with the concert being hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.
Artists taking part at the concert include: Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Sir Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Sir Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.
That is quite a lineup.
The concert will be broadcast across the world on Saturday 18th April. In the US, it will be available on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks and iHeartMedia at 5pm PT and 8pm ET.
In the UK, BBC One will run the programme on Sunday 19th April. Other broadcasters include Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada as well as beIN Media Group, MultiChoice Group, and RTE.
It will also stream online on platforms including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.
.@LadyGaga, @Eltonofficial, @Lizzo, and more are standing in solidarity with us and the @WHO to support global response efforts to the coronavirus. Join us on April 18 for One World: #TogetherAtHome and take action now :point_right:https://t.co/QMSMOngS2h pic.twitter.com/dpPYhmIEF1
- Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 6, 2020
Announcing the news during the WHO's press briefing this week, Lady Gaga revealed that $35 million (£28.5 million) has already been raised over the last week.
"It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organisation to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks," she said. "We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement."
The concert will drive support for the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, calling on world leaders and corporations to step up in supporting the global response with vital resources.
As well as supporting this cause, the broadcasted concert will also highlight amazing stories from frontline workers as well as including messages of love and thanks from patients they've treated.
So far, the Solidarity Response Fund has already provided PPE to 75 countries, including more than 800,000 surgical masks, 54,000 N95 face masks, 873,000 gloves, 85,000 gowns, 15,000 goggles, and 24,000 face shields.
As well as sending 1.5 million diagnostic kits to 126 countries. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO explained: "The World Health Organisation is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response.
"We may have to be apart physically for a while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The One World: Together at Home concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat."
We can't wait to tune in - and you don't even need a ticket!
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