Selena Gomez is all set to host a star-studded concert raising money for Covid-19 vaccines. Named Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, the event will feature performances by Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R, the Foo Fighters, J Balvin, Eddie Vedder, and more. Although the concert will take place at California’s So-Fi stadium, it will be broadcasted live on ABS, CBS, and Fox as well as iHeartMedia radio stations, and YouTube on May 8.
The event will also campaign for fair and equal access to vaccines for everyone, urging nations to donate any excess doses and to provide financial support to the Covid Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility that is backed by the World Health Organisation and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. The broadcast event’s goal is to ensure vaccinations for 27 million healthcare workers globally.
Gomez took to Instagram on Wednesday, April 14, to announce her participation in the concert, “I’m so excited to announce that I’m hosting #VaxLive: The Concert to Reunite the World! I’ll be joining @glblctzn in calling for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution for all. Tune in Saturday, May 8.”
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“This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year,” Gomez said in a statement. “I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
The event is produced by Global Citizen, the Ad Council, and Covid Collaborative, YouTube Originals, iHeartMedia, Teneo, and Live Nation. YouTube will be streaming an extended 90-minute version of the concert on the channel of the event’s sponsor, Global Citizen, which will include additional performances by many YouTube personalities.