John Legend, Charlie Puth & More Set for Twitch's 'Stream Aid' Coronavirus Benefit

 

Charlie Puth, Bastille's Dan Smith, Ellie Goulding, John Legend, Jordin Sparks, Rita Ora and more artists will perform at Twitch Stream Aid 2020 on Saturday to benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. 

Gamers will simultaneously compete in UNO and Fortnite tournaments on the TwitchRivals channel while celebrities and athletes make special announcements and artists perform on the Twitch channel in the 12-hour telecast from noon to midnight ET. Additional stars include Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Diplo, Joe Jonas, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, Monsta X and Yola. But Jonas won't be performing without his Jonas Brothers: The Fortnite-obsessed pop star be tag-teaming with professional Fortnite streamer Nick "Nick Eh 30" Amyoony in a duos tournament, according to The Verge. 

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The virtual benefit's name, Stream Aid 2020, pays homage to the 1985 Live Aid dual-venue benefit concert, during which Phil Collins, U2, Queen, David Bowie, Run-DMC, Madonna, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and more seminal stars joined forces in the U.K. and U.S. to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine. 

Now there's a way for viewers from home to join Saturday's star-studded Twitch Stream Aid lineup. Viewers can tag their own streams with the "TwitchStreamAid" tag to be featured in the benefit event. Additionally, anonymous streams can drive donations to WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by creating a supporting campaign using Twitch's Tiltify donation page. 

Those interested in tuning in can click here for the full celebrity lineup and schedule.