By Prarthito Maity | Dec 12, 2012 06:47 PM EST
The 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert is set to be the largest event in music history ever recorded. Some of the biggest names in the music industry are now set to come together on Wednesday night, and via a host of live streams and social media help, the charity concert is expected to reach an extraordinary amount of people.
The concert will go live at 7:30 p.m. EST at New York City's Madison Square Gardens with stars such as Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton, Chris Martin, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Sir Paul McCartney will be going live, to name a few.
"This has become a global event," Zena Burns, VP of digital programming platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, told Mashable. "Between TV, radio and online streaming on YouTube, Hulu, AOL, iHeartRadio and Time Inc brands, the concert will reach nearly 2 billion homes worldwide as the most widely distributed music event in history."
While the concert will go live on different U.S.-based TV channels, like AMC, HBO, VH1 Classic, Fuse, Bloomberg, and more, it will also be available for live streaming via Hulu, AOL.com, YouTube, Crackle.com, Vevo, MTV.com, Time.com, Myspace, iHeartRadio, etc. Foursquare, Facebook, Tumblr and GetGlue, among other social networks and apps, will also help spread 12-12-12 beyond New York City.
The concert, per the official page, is expected to be accessed by nearly 2 billion people worldwide, with 34 US Networks & Television feeds to North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa & Australia Simulcast, free of charge. It will also be put up in select theaters in Hurricane-affected areas (several movie theaters in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).
The concert for Sandy Relief is to benefit The Robin Hood Relief Fund which, the official page adds, “has launched a large-scale relief effort to aid our neighbors in the tri-state area whose lives have been shattered by Hurricane Sandy.”
“Now, one month out from the storm, thanks to our supporters, Robin Hood has been able to provide over $8 million in grants to more than 90 different groups.”
Check here for the full list of channels and live stream sites.