The COVID-19 outbreak has brought our everyday life to a standstill. Most shops are closed, planes are grounded, and even the world’s biggest events have been called off. Concerts have also been cancelled, with many musicians taking to Instagram live instead to engage their fans.
The latest celebrity to join the livestream bandwagon is Lady Gaga, who together with the World Health Organization (WHO), has joined forces with social action platform Global Citizen to put on a virtual benefit concert to aid the fight against the pandemic.
The live concert, named One World: Together at Home, will be broadcasted globally and is in honour of healthcare and community workers on the front lines.
The celebrity-filled concert will be headlined by the likes of Billie Eilish, Elton John, Coldplay, John Legend, Lizzo, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Alanis Morissette, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Chinese pianist Lang Lang and many more will join the Oscar and Grammy award winner on the stage. Meanwhile, the event itself will be hosted by talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.
The broadcast will also feature stories of the workers and showcase their first-hand experiences in fighting this disease. In a statement by Global Citizen: “viewers around the world can take action by visiting www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome to call on corporations, governments, and philanthropists to fund critical global COVID-19 response efforts, including support for frontline health care workers”.
For those looking to tune in, the live broadcast will kick off at 8:00AM on 19 April 2020 (Sunday).
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 7, 2020
This story first appeared on Prestige Hong Kong