RTÉ to broadcast coronavirus concert special featuring Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and other huge names 4 months ago

RTÉ to broadcast coronavirus concert special featuring Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and other huge names

Billie Eilish, Eddier Vedder and Paul McCartney are all involved.

Global Citizen music festival have announced a special event that will be televised around the world, to "pay tribute to frontline healthcare workers around the world as they lead the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic."

A whole host of the world's best-known musicians will be performing as part of the event, including Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

Other celebrities, including David Beckham, Priyanka Chopra, Idris Elba and Shahrukh Khan will also be involved. The event is titled One World: Together At Home.

The event will originally take place on 18 April, although international broadcasters such as RTÉ and the BBC will carry the programme on Sunday 19 April.

"As the world comes together to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, Teneo is very proud to be involved in supporting and helping to organise this incredible initiative along with so many other great partners,” said Declan Kelly, Chairman and CEO of Teneo.

"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. I am proud to once again be partnering with my great friend, Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, in his remarkable ongoing efforts to help humanity at times of crisis, such as those the entire world is experiencing right now.”

Kelly is the brother of newly-elected Labour leader and Tipperary TD Alan Kelly.

Money raised by the event will go to the Covid 19 Responde Fund, headed by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Foundation.