Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrea Bocelli to perform at star-studded live-stream charity special

Publish Date
Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 12:05PM

Ever since the iconic global concert Live Aid, musicians have rallied together during times of crisis to raise money and awareness for worthy causes.

And what better time to celebrate community health workers and support the World Health Organisation in its fight to end the coronavirus pandemic, than now?

But what’s a show to do when its audience and musicians are all stuck at home?

Do it online, of course!

The Global Citizen movement, which campaigns against poverty worldwide, has lined up an eye-wateringly impressive line-up of global stars to appear in a live-streamed show on Sunday 19 April (NZST).

The show, called One World: Together at Home, will feature appearances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Keith Urban, Eddie Vedder, Idris Elba, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, David Beckham, Kacey Musgraves, Kerry Washington, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, John Legend, Chris Martin and more.

Sesame Street characters will also be on hand.

• Elton John performs 'Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me' during star-studded living room concert
• Andrea Bocelli sings 'Time to Say Goodbye' during James Corden's star-studded Homefest concert

You can tune in via a huge number of digital platforms including Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

All the organisation wants you to do in return is to pledge that you'll stay safe at home to reduce the spread of the virus.

Proceeds will go to support and equip healthcare workers around the world and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.

One World: Together at Home will air on Sunday 19 April from 3pm-5pm (NZST).