Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, and 23 other global stars will perform the 2002 Foo Fighters’ hit ‘Times Like These’ for COVID-19 relief, on April 23rd on the BBC Live Lounge radio broadcast. The singers’ special performance not only aims at raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts but also aims to raise the audience’s morale during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The lyrics of the 2002 hit song by the Foo Fighters lyrics “It’s times like these you learn to live again… It’s times like these you give and give again,” are very much relevant to the current situation where the world has to come together to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In such times of crisis, everyone must show unity and stand with each other in solidarity. Around 23 world-renowned artists from their homes have re-recorded the Foo Fighters song as they aim to spread awareness about the novel Coronavirus and raise funds for the needy.
The show will be broadcasted this Thursday at 12 pm BST / 7 am ET, on numerous radio stations. “The Stay Home Live Lounge will be broadcast for the first time across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music and Asian Network at midday on Thursday 23 April as well as on-demand on BBC Sounds. The accompanying video will be broadcast during ‘The Big Night In’ on BBC One that evening and will be available to watch later on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels,” BBC released an official statement.
It also confirmed that the charity fund raised in this manner will be distributed equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief to help people of all backgrounds in the United Kingdom who are suffering from the Coronavirus or its impact.