It’s already being described as ‘this generation’s Live-Aid’…

In the early hours of this Sunday (UAE time), April 19, some of music’s biggest names will unite for One World: Together At Home.

It’s an event cooked up by the uniquely creative mind of Lady Gaga, in association with Global Citizen, an anti-poverty organisation.

And she’s picked an all-star team of musicians, comedians and speakers (as well as, bizarrely, David Beckham) to perform in the concert that aims to raise awareness for Covid-19 preventative practices and celebrate the efforts of health workers across the world.

The growing list of headliners will include socially distanced performances from Elton John, J Balvin, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Maluma, John Legend, Billie Joe Armstrong, Andrea Bocelli, Eddie Vedder, Idris Elba, Kacey Musgraves, Burna Boy, Chris Martin and, presumably, Gaga herself.

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have also signed up to take on hosting duties.

Granted, it is a pretty eclectic mix, but also exactly the type of line-up you’d get putting many people’s Spotify library on shuffle.

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The concert kicks off at 4am on Sunday UAE time, and will be broadcast on US TV. A companion service will also be available on multiple streaming platforms including Facebook and YouTube – although the mechanics of how this will differ from the TV broadcast are yet to be unveiled on the concert’s website.

At a WHO press conference for One World, Gaga clarified that this gig is not a telethon. She’s already raised the USD35 million in contributions she needed.

Gaga’s message was simply “put your wallets away and enjoy the show you deserve”.

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