Use the hashtag #worldconcertday on 26 April for your social media post or live streaming performance. There is no need to sign up or register. Everyone can be involved with all styles of music. Share an artist or cause. Grab your phone or laptop and play or sing something live, perform originals or covers, stream a recording, start a Watch Party, promote your talent, your single and album releases, your blog etc. Or share your favorite band, singer or song. Check out some of the artists who took part last year below. Don´t forget to use the hashtag #worldconcertday - and let us know in advance so that we can feature you and promote you on social media.
World Concert Day was originally a day when public concerts and events donate part of ticket sales to charity. The Global Pandemic changed this, and last year in 2020 it was a live streaming lockdown event. It is possible that public concerts already planned for 26 April - BTS, Harry Styles, Celine Dion, Jeff Beck, Nick Mason, Bryan Adams, The Liverpool Philharmonic and many others - will be cancelled because of the Pandemic and the event may be online only again in 2021. If that is the case, we invite ALL artists, producers and promoters reading this to join in and stream online on 26 April. Contact us for details on social media.
LAST YEAR: SOME OF THE ARTists WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2020
Katie Kittermaster´s nationwide Boyzlife tour was cut short by lockdown. But she was live for World Concert Day on 26 April 2020!
Sweden´s singing sensation Eva Jumatate streamed a live performance from lockdown for World Concert Day 2020.
The Philippine´s famous singer songwriter Jim Parades was live at World Concert Day 2020.
Live from South Africa: Award winning Pedro Barbosa performed at World Concert Day 2020.
From Georgia: The Healer Twins performed live supporting the World Health Organization COVID Response Fund.
Australia: Leea Nanos streamed a sensational live performance for World Concert Day 2020
Check out Kings Daughters and Brian May - made in lockdown - supporting mental health
LIVE STREAMED ARTISTS IN 2020 includeD...
Leanne performed her popular Celine Dion Show live
A personal live performance from his home in Germany
The world´s best Lady Gaga Tribute act! Live in lockdown!
Support UNICEF, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response and local causes on April 26
Here are our two favorite 2020 online lockdown concerts...
HOW TO TAKE PART Ask your fans, friends and family to support you on the day and in the run up. Live events involving gatherings of people have been cancelled almost everywhere in the world and the 2021 event may be online only. Follow on social media for updates. Your participation can be a performance on your phone cam, a sponsored activity, a video message, an Instagram post, a Twitter or Facebook video, a Watch Party, a link to your justgiving.com fundraiser, or any social media post. Anything goes. Use this opportunity! Remember to use the hashtag #worldconcertday to be noticed. We, and many others, will be watching and sharing and promoting participants.
STEPS: 1. Decide on a cause you want to mention or support. 2. On 26 April post or live stream your contribution with the hashtag #worldconcertday. Mention or link to your cause. 3. Spread the word to friends, family and fans and ask them to share your posts. You might go viral !! 4. The media and the music industry will be watching. You never know who will see you!
FANS AND SUPPORTERS Search with the hashtag #worldconcertday on 26 April to find shows and events in your area, to find your favorite artists, or friends or relatives who are taking part, or to find causes you support. People will also be using the hashtag of the name of a charity or cause they support, so you can search for those hashtags as well. There are many live public concerts planned for this day featureing major artists - check if they are still on or have been postponed because of Covid.
THE CAUSES You can support and promote, or raise funds for, any cause or charity of your choice related to this. Be creative. Be inventive. This is a day for the music you love to do good. It is run by you, the people, not organised from the top down. Show what you can do! Use the hashtag #worldconcertday on 26 April.
FOR CHARITIES Make sure that all your supporters who are also musicians know about this event, and encourage them to take part and support your charity or cause in the event. This is a valuable fundraising and awareness-raising opportunity for charities and organizations. It should not be overlooked as part of your promotions, advertising and funding strategy and activities. It is completely FREE for everyone to take part and benefit from this global one day event. Don´t miss this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for your charity or cause.
FOR EVERYONE Every musician, singer, songwriter, band, school and activist is welcome to be part of World Concert Day. Join thousands of other musicians, fans and charities globally for a unique and historic music event. Use the hashtag #WorldConcertDay on 26 April and in the run up to the event. On the day stream or link to your live or recorded show on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter and on other social platforms or websites. You participation can be a show from your kitchen or garden, a quick chat or song to phone cam, a short documentary, a personal rant or plea or a sponsored activity. Anything goes. It´s your show.
Charities are welcome to join and fundraise for their causes. Remember to use the hashtag #WorldConcertDay everywhere online on the 26th April.
Music Aid (musicaid.org) has donated websites, technology, platforms and promotion to support this global event, but it is an event led by the people involved - and the direction it takes is determined by you. So get involved. Use the day to advance your cause and promote your music and musical career. Share and use the hashtags and be part of a unique and historic event.