Flaming Lips, Korn, Cardi B, Paramore, Death Cab & more set for virtual PlayOn Fest
Warner Music Group is presenting PlayOn Fest, a three-day virtual music festival made up of footage over 60 artists performing at iconic music venues, Rolling Stone reports. It runs from Friday April 24 through Sunday April 26, for 72 hours straight, and you can watch on playonfest.com and on Songkick's YouTube.
Performances from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, alt-J, Anderson .Paak, Andra Day, Bazzi, Brandi Carlile, Bruno Mars (at The Apollo Theater), Burna Boy, Cardi B, Charli XCX, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, dvsn, Fitz and the Tantrums, Gary Clark Jr, Green Day, Gucci Mane, IDK, Janelle Monae, Kevin Gates, Korn (at an art installation), Lil Uzi Vert, Paramore, Portugal. The Man, Rico Nasty, Saweetie, Slipknot, Stereophonics, The Flaming Lips (at The Sydney Opera House), The Head and The Heart, The War on Drugs, Weezer, Wiz Khalifa and more will be broadcast, and the fest kicks off with LL Cool J. There will also be a segment paying tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle with his album release show for Victory Lap.
"Don’t play yourself!" Cardi B says. "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!"
They'll be taking donations, and selling merch, including face masks, with proceeds going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.