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BBC Live Lounge: Stars To Cover Foo Fighters Times Like These For COVID-19 Relief

Only a brave soul or souls in this case will take on the mighty Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl.

But that is exactly what BBC is doing in the BBC Live Lounge.

Go big or go home right!

The BBC is bringing together some of the biggest and most respected artists from the UK and around the world for the most ambitious Live Lounge in its history, in support of the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis.

“It’s times like these you learn to live again… It’s times like these you give and give again.”

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

The Stay Home Live Lounge will be released at midday on Thursday 23 April (BST) which means Thursday 9PM EST for us here in Australia.

The performance will see some of the music industry’s biggest stars collaborate on a cover of the Foo Fighters’ Times Like These’ to raise money for charities.

The accompanying video will then receive its world exclusive premiere during BBC One’s The Big Night In.

Watch: Foo Fighters – Times Like These

So who will be performing?

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Anne-Marie
  • AJ Tracey
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Celeste
  • Chris Martin of Coldplay
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Grace Carter
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Jess Glynne
  • Mabel
  • Paloma Faith
  • Rag N Bone Man
  • Rita Ora
  • Royal Blood
  • Sam Fender
  • Sean Paul
  • Sigrid
  • Yungblud
  • Zara Larsson

Twitter: Sneak peak of the artists preparing for the ‘Times Like These’ cover.

While it might be difficult for Australia to view the performances live the video will be available to watch later on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels.

The BBC will also be releasing the song as a single, with UK net profits to be combined with any funds raised by The Big Night In. These funds will be split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief.

International net profits will go towards the WHO’s COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund.

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