Amazon Music and gaming giant Twitch have joined forces for ‘Twitch Stream Aid’, a 12-hour charity live-stream kicking off this Saturday 28 March at 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PST on Twitch.
The online event will feature some of the biggest names in music including Barry Gibb, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Tedder of One Direction, Monsta-X, Diplo, Joe Jonas, Michael McDonald, Charlie Puth and Die Antwoord, among others.
In addition to the musical performances, there will Fortnite and UNO gaming competitions along with special guest appearances by professional athletes including Lando Norris, Aly Raisman, Greg Norman, and Richard Sherman with Darius Slay.
The live-stream will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and viewers will be able to donate throughout the show.
Twitch Stream Aid goes live March 28 at 9am PT.
Stars from the worlds of music, gaming, and sports are coming together to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.
— Twitch (@Twitch) March 26, 2020
Throughout the event, Twitch will also feature streamers who are live on Saturday and pull them into their broadcast. For a chance to be featured during Twitch Stream Aid, go live on 28 March and tag your stream with the “TwitchStreamAid” tag.
Twitch has become one of the go-to platforms for major stars and indie musicians to connect with their audiences during this time of self-isolation. They recently partnered with Bandsintown for the virtual festival LIVE Music Marathon that benefited the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief that assists music professionals struggling in these challenging times.
As part of its ongoing mission to help artists, Bandsintown also launched the opportunity for the 530,000 musicians registered with Bandsintown For Artists to receive free fast track status to Twitch’s world-class monetization tools for live streaming.
Twitch Stream Aid will kick off more fundraising opportunities on Twitch, where Amazon Music has been working closely with artists of varying levels of their careers, to help them set up to stream shows for their fans.
For more information on Twitch Stream Aid visit the official website, where an updated schedule of performances will live.
You can also check out the Twitch Stream Aid playlist on Amazon Music, featuring artists from the event.