Music festivals have either canceled or postponed to later in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stop artists from performing live thanks to the world of live streaming on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch.
The latter, which is known for video game streaming, has become a growing home for artists, DJ and musicians to share their creations. And this Saturday, Twitch is taking that one step further by hosting a music and gaming festival called Stream Aid.
Stream Aid 2020 will take place Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. on the Twitch streaming platform. The festival will bring some of the best in music, gaming and sports to benefit COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.
The 12-hour festival will feature appearances from AlunaGeorge, Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups, Dan Smith of Bastille, Devon Gilfillian, Die Antwoord, Diplo, Jonathan Russell of The Head and The Heart, Jordin Sparks, Kaskade, Michael McDonald, and more.
Throughout the day, the event will host e-sports competitions featuring Fortnite, UNO, and Warzone Battle Royale. For more details visit the Twitch’s Stream Aid website.