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David Guetta To Do United At Home Charity Livestream From New York City
French DJ and producer David Guetta has announced another United At Home livestream benefitting several COVID-19 efforts.
Guetta's first performance livestream from Miami raised more than $750,000 for COVID-19 relief, according to a statement from the artist. Now, the "Titanium" producer will do a round two from New York City on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST after the city's clapping salute to essential workers. The livestream will benefit the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Feeding America, the World Health Organization, and Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris. It will feature appearances from first responders and special guests.
Guetta said N.Y.C. is one of his favorite cities and was happy to raise funds for its coronavirus efforts. "It’s an honor to be able to do something to help the city during this difficult time," he said in a statement. "We’re planning something special that can be enjoyed from homes around the world."
The set will not be amplified and can only be experienced online. He added the livestream can be a way to get together under today's social distancing circumstances: "As a DJ, the crowd is the most important part of any show and even though we can’t be together in a club or at a festival, we can use this time to come together in new ways and help those who need it most."
The performance location—an iconic one, according to the producer—will be disclosed during the livestream. N.Y.C. First Lady and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City chair Chirlane McCray said she was grateful to the DJ for helping the city with personal protective equipment and more. "I thank David Guetta for his partnership to help the city continue to raise funds for PPE and other critical supplies to protect our healthcare heroes during this public health crisis," she said in a statement.