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07th Apr 2020

RTE to broadcast star-studded global event featuring Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish and more

James Fenton

Lady Gaga will lead a star-studded event in support of healthcare workers in the fight against Covid-19 that will be broadcast on RTE later this month.

One World: Together At Home was announced by the World Health Organisation yesterday and will feature a host of massive names in music, entertainment and sport such as Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Elton John and David Beckham to name just a few.

WHO have teamed up with Global Citizen to host the event which will be curated in collaboration with Gaga. The global audience will hear stories from those on the frontline of the ongoing crisis as Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and the cast of Sesame Street share hosting duties.

Communications company Teneo, whose Irish CEO Declan Kelly is acting as exec producer for the event, will co-ordinate the efforts of corporates all over the world to get behind this event, with Kelly saying: “We have a long-standing partnership with Global Citizen and are deeply committed to doing our part to help rally private sector support for this critical effort.”

Speaking about the event, Gaga said: “We are all so very grateful to the healthcare professionals across the country and the world – this global pandemic is a catastrophe; I’m praying for them and also those who are sick.”

Other huge names that will be taking part include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli,  Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban…

*pauses for breath*…

as well as Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder. Now that’s a line-up.

Together At Home will be streamed live on Saturday April 18 in the early hours of the morning here in Ireland but will be broadcast by RTE on Sunday, April 19. It should be quite a show.

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