Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Elton John and more acts are to headline one big concert for coronavirus relief. The event will be organised by Global Citizen, the organisation behind several at-home concerts being shared during the pandemic.
One World: Together at Home will be curated by Lady Gaga and hosted by late night TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert. The concert will also feature Billie’s brother Finneas, Kacey Musgraves, J Balvin, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, David Beckham, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Maluma, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Eddie Vedder and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as Idris and Sabrina Elba – who both tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
The event takes place live on April 18. It will raise awareness and funds for the World Health Organisation “and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis.”
“As we honour and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, One World: Together At Home aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end Covid-19,” Global Citizen Chief Executive Hugh Evans said. “Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
Some of the musical guests have already participated in Global Citizen’s “Together At Home” concert series on Instagram, which featured stars such as Jennifer Hudson, Hozier, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.
The star-studded “One World: Together at Home” concert will be shown on US television networks and is available to stream on multiple platforms, including Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Tencent, Tidal, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.
Viewers will also have the option to visit Global Citizen’s website “to call on corporations, governments, and philanthropists to fund critical global Covid-19 response efforts, including support for frontline healthcare workers.”
“We may have to be apart physically for a while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. “The One World: Together At Home concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”