Lia Beck
Updated Apr 17, 2020 @ 2:29 pm
lady gaga concert for coronavirus with taylor swift, lizzo
Credit: Kevin Mazur; Neilson Barnard; Steve Granitz, Getty Images

Going to a music festival might be totally out of the question right now, but that doesn’t mean a music festival can’t come to you. On Saturday, April 18th, a Lady Gaga-curated concert special will air, bringing together an absolutely massive list of musicians and actors and not one but three hosts. As much fun as cross-stitch and puzzles are, you now officially have big plans this weekend.

With Lady Gaga in charge, the concert lineup is absolutely stacked with A-listers. Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Elton John, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, and The Rolling Stones will all perform—and the list goes on. Amy Poehler will be there. David and Victoria Beckham will be there. Shah Rukh Khan will be there. Oprah will be there. Well, they will be in their own homes, really, but you get the idea. The full list of celebrities making an appearance can be found here.

The One World: Together at Home concert is organized by Global Citizen and is in support of healthcare workers and the World Health Organization (WHO).

But, as Lady Gaga has explained, it’s not a fundraiser; the money is already raised.

“We have raised the money ahead of time,” Gaga told Stephen Colbert, who is hosting along with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. “We’re going to continue the fundraising before the show, so when you guys introduce the whole special, you can tell everyone: Put your wallets away and put your money away, because we don’t need it. We’re very excited for them to just watch and enjoy the show.”

Gaga took part in raising money from philanthropists and corporations that will go to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as to local organizations around the world. This money will help with the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, medical supplies, testing, and more.

The One World: Together at Home concert will air on Saturday, April 18th, all around the world and on multiple platforms. It kicks off at 2 p.m. ET and goes until 10 p.m. ET. If you want to see the entire day’s worth of content, you can watch on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more online platforms. There is also a primetime section from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET that will air on TV, including on CBS, ABC, NBC, Univision, and more.

More information on where to watch can be found in the How to Watch section on the One World: Together at Home site. Unfortunately, a schedule of appearances and set times are not being announced in advance. But, hey, if ever there were a reason to watch eight straight hours of streaming content so as not to miss anything, it’s this.

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