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Burna Boy, Roddy Ricch and Saweetie kick off virtual PlayOn music fest to support COVID-19


ABC/Randy HolmesThis weekend, Burna BoyRoddy Ricch and Saweetie kick off Warner Music Group’s first-ever PlayOn Fest, in support of the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 response fund. 

Warner Music Group wants fans to know “Music is not canceled” hosting the virtual music festival, supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, starting today April 24th at noon ET until Sunday, April 26th. 

That means nonstop performances from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Rico Nasty, Brandi, Kevin Gates, Anderson .PAAK, and the previously mentioned artists, to name a few. 

Hosted by LL Cool J, the three-day live streaming event will support WHO’s effort to understand the spread of the virus, ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information, and to accelerate the development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them, according to a press release.

Millions across the world will have access to never-before-released on YouTube performances, including Bruno Mars 24K Magic Live at the Apollo in 2017 and Nipsey Hussle’s incredible Victory Lap album release show at the Hollywood Palladium in 2018.

The live stream will feature previous Coachella sets from Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Uzi Vert’s 2018 Lollapalooza debut, and previous Global Citizen performances from Andra Day and Cardi B.

“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,” says Cardi B in a press release.

She’ll be throwing back at the virtual festival from home, sending love and light to all around the world during the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

PlayOn Fest will stream live for 72 hours starting today at 12 p.m. ET, exclusively via Songkick’s YouTube channel here.

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