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When Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, walked on stage at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on May 2, the din that rose from the thousands of fully-vaccinated frontline health care and essential workers in the crowd was stunning.

It was so electric, in fact, that the noise reverberated all over the world. As people woke up across the Atlantic, the standing ovation given to the Duke at Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World was trending internationally — especially in the UK. 

“Tonight is a celebration of each of you here, the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience and the millions of frontline heroes around the world,” Prince Harry said. “You spent the last year battling courageously and selflessly to protect us all. You served and sacrificed, put yourselves in harm's way, and acted with bravery knowing the costs. We owe you an incredible debt of gratitude. Thank you.”

From May 8, the show — pre-taped at SoFi Stadium — will be airing in over 100 countries across North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe, working to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere by calling for commitments from governments, the private sector, and philanthropists. 

Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist, actress, and producer Selena Gomez, the VAX LIVE broadcast special will feature musical performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, and H.E.R. Special guests from around the world will also speak about the importance of vaccine equity, including Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn, and Sean Penn. 

The broadcast will also see Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, delivering an important global message for vaccine equity during the event, in their role as Campaign Chairs of VAX LIVE.

The show is airing and streaming in the UK from Sunday May 9 — and there’s a few ways you can tune in and watch.

If you’ve got a NOW TV or Sky TV subscription, then VAX LIVE will be beaming straight into your living room. The former is available for a 7-day free trial here.

Just make sure you’ve reserved your spot on the sofa by teatime: the show will be broadcast on Sky One from 6.30 p.m. BST on May 9.

Alternatively, make sure you subscribe to the Global Citizen YouTube channel. 

If you're a night owl, or you just can't wait to tune in after a year away from live music, the festival will be premiering on our YouTube page at 1 a.m. BST on May 9 as it airs across the US.

But don’t worry, it won’t be going anywhere. The whole show will be up on our YouTube channel from May 9 for whenever you’re ready to tune in.

The YouTube show will also feature some extra special moments. From YouTubers like the Try Guys and Kati Morton, to K-pop superband NCT 127, there will be lots more appearances from stars that you won’t see anywhere else.

Finally, if you're in the UK, make sure you follow us on our UK Facebook and Twitter channels, and on Instagram more globally. That’s where we’ll be sharing all the best bits from VAX LIVE, and letting you know about all our future campaigns and how you can get involved. 

If you're not in the UK, you can find out how to tune in and watch, wherever you are, here.

As part of Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan for the World campaign, VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World will bring together artists, entertainers, world leaders, and more to ensure equitable vaccine distribution around the world, tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and celebrate a hopeful future.

Find out more about how to tune in here, and join us in taking action to end the pandemic and ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 vaccines. Then, head to our multimedia hub VAX BECAUSE to join candid conversations about the pandemic and find answers to your biggest questions about the vaccines.

Want to take home part of the show? Check out our VAX LIVE merch at the Global Citizen official store.


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