Warner Music Group announced today the first-of-its-kind virtual music festival, PlayOn Fest, supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the UN Foundation.
The planned three-day streaming music event dubbed PlayOnFest that will stream concerts beginning this Friday, April 24th, at 12 noon ET for 72 hours straight, wrapping on April 26th.
With the live music scene at a standstill for an unknown amount of time, this event is sure to bring the experience back for all of us who have missed it. After all, as they say in their press release, “Music is not cancelled!”
Among the marquee of pop powerhouses include three of our own in the metal scene: Slipknot, Korn, and Disturbed. What’s more, Korn fans will get to see their 2019 performance shot inside a living art installation celebrating the release of their most recent record, The Nothing.
Promised to bring energy and high production values from world class stages — including Coachella, Sydney Opera House, Lollapalooza, Apollo Theater, Bonnaroo, The O2 Arena, Primavera Sound, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Rock In Rio, Global Citizen Festival, and more — WMG labels have opened up their vaults to relive epic show-stopping performances for this one-time-only live viewing event. Fans won’t want to miss their favorite artists’ set time, to be released later this week, including some extraordinary, and rare, footage.
“During this pandemic, we are all searching for ways to stay connected,” says Elizabeth Cousens, President & CEO of the UN Foundation. “The PlayOn Fest is a great way to come together, enjoy good music and company, and support the World Health Organization’s most urgent global work to combat COVID-19.”
Check out the lineup below, and watch PlayOn Fest right here.