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Entertainment

Web Desk
October 13, 2020

Niall Horan set to enthrall fans as he announces virtual gig for a special cause

Entertainment

Web Desk
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Former One Direction star Niall Horan has announced a virtual gig to help raise funds for the people who help set up and run his concerts.

Musicians like Horan have been unable to go out and perform at concerts with crowds since the lockdown was announced in Britain back in March.

The star will perform in order to raise money for members of his crew who have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He will enthrall fans on 7 November at the Royal Albert Hall and fans will be able to buy tickets to watch virtually.

The singer shared the news on social media, saying: "I urge all the artists, some of who are friends of mine, to do the same. If you're sticking on a virtual gig, you should put some funds towards your own crew if you're meant to be touring."

Horan hoped to sell as many as 70,000 tickets for the event, which will be broadcast live on the internet. All of the proceeds from the gig will go to his crew and he hopes to encourage other musicians to do the same.

In talks with  BBC, he said: "I'm obviously one of the lucky ones, but not everyone is as lucky as me. So we need to do what we can."

The star has not performed at any concerts with crowds since the lockdown.