With live events on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Music Group is getting into the virtual music festival game. On Tuesday, the label unveiled PlayOn Fest, a three-day virtual music festival to take place from Friday, April 24th through Sunday April 26th, streaming noon to midnight ET each day via PlayOnFest.com and the Songkick YouTube channel.
The lineup for the event includes over 65 acts, including Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Panic! at the Disco, Cardi B, Green Day, Coldplay, the Flaming Lips, Korn, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie, Twenty One Pilots, Weezer, David Guetta, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa.
The festival will feature footage of artists performing at iconic music venues, including Bruno Mars at the Apollo, the Flaming Lips at the Sydney Opera House and Korn at an art installation. LL Cool J will kick off the event, and a special segment will pay tribute to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release show.
Funds from the festival will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO).
Featured performer Cardi B said in a statement: “Don’t play yourself! Tune into PlayOn Fest April 24-26 and help us raise money for the World Health Organization to boost COVID-19 relief funds. Thank you to all of the healthcare workers who are dedicating their services and helping to save lives! Since I can’t get on stage right now…I’m throwing it back to my party at the Global Citizen Festival to hopefully send some love and light to y’all. Stay safe everyone!”