LaLiga Santander Fest raises €1 mn, 1 mn masks to fight COVID-19

The LaLigaSantander Fest, the macro-concert organised by LaLiga, Santander Bank, Universal Music and GTS in collaboration with other LaLiga sponsors last Saturday has raised a considerable support for fight against deadly Coronavirus.

The even on March 28 had featured a group of musicians and footballers who had never lined up together before. Joining the concert from their homes, they have raised €1,003,532 after receiving transfers from other banks and payments made with international cards.

The LaLigaSantander Fest managed to connect more than 50 million people in what was an unprecedented and historic virtual event.

Donations made from all over the world for the charity festival will go through the Santander Bank Foundation to the purchase of materials to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will be used to procure 115 non-invasive respirators; 1,435,000 high-risk masks (including the million donated by Santander Bank); 12,595 disposable sterile protective suits; and 500,000 vinyl protective gloves

All of these supplies will be put to use in line with the Government’s medical priorities in a coordinated effort with the High Council for Sport (CSD).

The unprecedented concert has achieved global reach.

The LaLigaSantander Fest was broadcast live in 182 countries and registered a potential audience of more than 50 million viewers. Almost 50 international broadcasters offered coverage of the macro-concert, which was aired by Movistar and GOL Television in Spain and was also available via LaLiga and Santander Bank’s social media channels, as well as on the league’s OTT platform LaLigaSportsTV. Meanwhile, more than 70 social media accounts and as many media outlets from across the world shared the live broadcast.

Eva Gonzalez and Toni Aguilar acted as the hosts of a concert that brought together more than 30 top artists – Aitana, Alejandro Sanz, Antonio Carmona, Antonio José, Antonio Orozco, Ainhoa Arteta, Beret, Cami, Danna Paola, David Bisbal, Diogo Piçarra, El Arrebato, J Balvin, José Mercé, Juanes, Juan Magan, Lang Lang, Lola Índigo, Lucas Vidal, Luciano Pereyra, Luis Fonsi, Manuel Carrasco, Miriam Rodríguez, Mon Laferte, Morat, Pablo Alborán, Pablo López, Raphael, Rosario, Sebastián Yatra, Taburete, Tini and Vanesa Martín. All of them were team up with LaLiga Santander players, including Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Koke and Joaquín, as they took centre stage for the four-hour-long festival.

Throughout the course of the concert, the players and musicians, who joined forces for the first time as they performed from their respective homes, encouraged all of the viewers to make donations and stay at home for the duration of the current quarantine measures.

Taking his place alongside the music and football talents were Santander Bank ambassadors, Rafa Nadal, Mireia Belmonte and Carolina Marín, who signed up for the initiative.

A digital event that makes history