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Twitch Aid to the Rescue

In moments of darkness, it is always nice to see light radiate from the depths. Several artists along with the streaming website “Twitch” have come together to fundraise two million dollars to go towards the COVID-19 Response Fund.

The stream took place on the 28th of March. It streamed for about twelve hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Twitch Aid” featured an array of artists, such as Garth Brooks, Diplo, Rita Ora, John Legend, Monsta X, Tinashe, Machine Gun Kelly, Madison Beer, Kaskade, Charlie Puth, Steve Aoki, Lindsey Stirling, Lady Antebellum, Jordin Sparks, and plenty of others.

Twitch Aids list of performances:

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

  • LAUV 9:10am
  • Ellie Goulding 9:20am
  • Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun 9:35am
  • Greg Norman 9:45am
  • Rita Ora 9:50am
  • John Legend 10:00am
  • Dakotaz 10:15am
  • Kate Dodson 10:20am
  • Charlie Puth 10:30am
  • Dan Smith of Bastille 11:10am
  • Yogscast 11:15am
  • Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons 11:20am
  • Wes Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers 11:25am
  • Jonathan Russell of The Head and The Heart 11:35am
  • Matt Quinn of Mt. Joy 11:40am
  • Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant 11:45am
  • Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups 11:55am
  • Steve Aoki 12:35pm
  • Lindsey Stirling 12:45pm
  • Shaed 12:55pm
  • Sacriel 1:05pm
  • Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant 1:15pm
  • Sigrid 1:20pm
  • Halestorm 1:25pm
  • Biffy Clyro 1:30pm
  • Scotty McCreery 1:40pm
  • Lady Antebellum 1:45pm
  • Lando Norris 1:55pm
  • Cole Swindell 2:10pm
  • Jordin Sparks 2:20pm
  • Ashley McBryde 2:25pm
  • Ingrid Andress 2:35pm
  • Brandy Clark 2:40pm
  • AJ Mitchell 2:50pm
  • Alec Benjamin 2:55pm
  • Doddz 3:10pm
  • Rufus Wainwright 3:20pm
  • Aly Raisman 3:25pm
  • Keyon Harrold 3:30pm
  • Ibrahim Maalouf 3:35pm
  • Garth Brooks 3:50pm
  • Barry Gibb 4:05pm
  • RaquelLily 4:15pm
  • Noah Kahan 4:35pm
  • Christian French 4:40pm
  • Jack Garratt 4:45pm
  • OneRepublic 4:50pm
  • Sam Harris of X Ambassadors 5:05pm
  • Trihex 5:15pm
  • Monsta X 5:20pm
  • Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low 5:25pm
  • Machine Gun Kelly 5:35pm
  • Krewella 5:40pm
  • Don Diablo 5:45pm
  • YOLA 5:55pm
  • MeganLenius 6:10pm
  • Luke Combs 6:15pm
  • Devon Gilfillian 6:35pm
  • Jacob Collier 6:40pm
  • Tinashe 6:45pm
  • mxmtoon 6:50pm
  • DDG 6:55pm
  • Thalia 7:05pm
  • Kevin Gates 7:10pm
  • Madison Beer 7:25pm
  • AlunaGeorge 7:30pm
  • Subtronics 7:40pm
  • Kaskade 7:45pm
  • Stray Kids 8:05pm
  • SceneofAction 8:15pm
  • (G)I-DLE 8:30pm
  • Diplo 8:50pm

Not only did they have musicians take part but also several athletes joined in on the fun. NFL’s Richard Sherman and Darius Slay hopped on the stream and played ‘Call Of Duty” while Denzel Ward played some Fortnite. WWE’s Cesaro and Xavier Woods participated in the UNO Twitch Rivals Competition. People from all facets of the entertainment business really took the time to make this event special.

This isn’t the first time Twitch has been used for fundraising on its platform but, it is always nice to see such solidarity in times of ambiguity.

Missed the Stream?

And if you missed out, no worries! Some of the highlighted videos from the night are achieved on the site and can be re-watched here. Or you can find some of the performances with a simple search on YouTube here.

Darlene Leal

A recent graduate from RU. An avid reader and music enthusiast. I can be found at your local coffee shop or at the nearest hiking spot.

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