LaLiga in partnership with Santander Bank has announced LaLiga Santander Fest, a charity event raising funds for the purchase of medical supplies in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be broadcast in more than 180 countries.
Featuring 50 artists and footballers, the event will be hosted by Eva Gonzalez and Toni Aguilar, with Rafa Nadal. It takes place from 6pm CET on Saturday 28th March.
The event will be broadcast in more than 180 countries by Movistar LaLiga, GOL TV and LaLiga international broadcasters. The concert will also be streamed via LaLiga’s social media channels and can be followed on YouTube, Facebook, the social networks of Santander Bank and the league’s global OTT platform, LaLigaSportsTV.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas said: “This initiative has really become something special. We’ve got the best artists, clubs and players and the best fans around too. Together we’ll succeed in convincing people about the importance of staying at home at this time, whilst raising money to buy medical supplies, which are in such high demand at times like these. I want to thank Universal Music Group, Santander Bank and all of our sponsors for giving their all to make this LaLiga project a reality.”
Rami Aboukhair, country head for Santander Spain, added: “It is admirable to see how, in these very complex moments, a supportive spirit has emerged in our society that comforts us all. At Santander Bank, we share this spirit of cooperation and generosity, convinced that we will come out of this process even stronger as a country.
“That is why, with the help of LaLiga we have created LaLiga Santander Fest and together with the players, football and music fans, we want to continue helping our health institutions. We will start this process with the purchase and donation of one million masks that will be added to the rest of the sanitary material that will be purchased with the funds raised by this festival.”
Donations can be made from anywhere in the world via the website.