On April 18th, late night hosts and celebrities will participate in One World: Together At Home, a virtual benefit concert to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The multi-hour digital broadcast will stream on several platforms, including Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube, as well as traditional TV networks, like ABC, NBC and ViacomCBS.
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will host the fundraiser, and musicians from Billie Eilish to Alanis Morissette, Chris Martin, Elton John, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves are scheduled to perform. Proceeds from the event, which is being organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization, will help get protective equipment to healthcare workers and support charities providing food and shelter to those in need.
⭕️ We’re excited to announce One World: #TogetherAtHome, a global broadcast on April 18, curated in collaboration with @LadyGaga and featuring your favorite artists and comedians — all in support of the @WHO and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. (1/7) pic.twitter.com/ZspKXtmd2V— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 6, 2020
It’s rare that programming is shown virtually everywhere, especially across both streaming and conventional TV. The concert is a reminder that, in some ways, the pandemic is bringing people together. Hopefully, the far-reaching broadcast will help generate much-needed funds. It’s also another example of musicians and comedians finding new ways to reach audiences virtually, now that venues and studios are shut down.
The benefit will be broadcast live on Saturday, April 18th at 5PM PT (8PM ET). BBC One will run the program on Sunday, April 19th.