SHOWBIZ fans are getting ready to watch Vax Live this weekend – a pre-recorded concert that aims to improve vaccine distribution and dispel misinformation.
And here’s how you can watch the big show, featuring Prince Harry.
How can I watch Vax Live 2021?
Millions of people across the world will be able to watch Vax Live on Saturday, May 8.
The concert, which has been pre-recorded at the SoFi stadium in California, will begin at 8pm US Eastern Time.
Despite Vax Live being pre-recorded, UK viewers will have to wait until the premiere begins in the US before they can tune in.
The premiere begins at 1am UK time on Sunday, May 9 and is available to watch via Global Citizen’s YouTube channel.
If you’re not interested in staying up late for the show, you can watch it on Sky One at 6:30pm on May 9.
The broadcast in the States will begin at 8pm Eastern Time (7pm Central Time).
It will be shown on ABC, CBS Fox and YouTube, with iHeart providing the radio coverage.
AXS TV, available in the US, Canada and the Caribbean, will also be showing the event.
Who’s hosting Vax Live?
The pre-recorded event will be hosted by actress and singer Selena Gomez.
Speaking ahead of the event, the 28-year-old said: “I’m honoured to be hosting Vax Live.
“This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably, and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year.
“I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
What is Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World?
Vax Live is an entertainment event that aims to raise awareness of coronavirus vaccines, tackling vaccine hesitancy and misinformation about side-effects.
Viewers will also see celebrities call upon governments and major companies to distribute vaccines across the world fairly.
Global Citizen said: “Vax Live aims to increase donations and sharing of vaccine doses to priority populations around the world.
“It will urge philanthropists and corporations to donate enough ‘dollars-for-doses’ to vaccinate the 27 million health workers, on the global front lines in the poorest countries every day, who still need access to vaccines.
“We’ll be calling on governments to pledge the additional $19billion the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator needs to get 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses – as well as tests and treatments – to the world’s poorest countries by the end of 2021.”
There will be performances from American singer H.E.R. and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, among others.
There will also be speeches from French president Emmanuel Macron, Candian prime minister Justin Trudeau and American president Joe Biden.
And campaign chair Prince Harry will appear on stage.