The border between Venezuela and Colombia will be the location where the concert "Venezuela Aid Live" will take place on February 22nd. This event aims to collect financial aid to fight the humanitarian crisis that the citizens of that country are experiencing.
The company that organized the event confirmed that it will be free and will take place outdoors in Cucuta. This initiative tries to collect $ 100 million and reopen the Venezuelan border so that humanitarian assistance can finally reach the millions of people who need it most.
The event emerged from the British entrepreneur Richard Branson's initiative, founder of the Virgin Group brand. The invitation to the artists was made through a video.
Branson said in an interview with The Associated Press that 300,000 people are expected to attend the concert on Colombia's border with Venezuela.
The British said the event is not funded by any government and that all artists will be presented free of charge, hoping to collect donations from people who see it through a live webcast.
Among the artists who have joined are Nacho, Alesso, Ricardo Montaner, Mau and Ricky, Camilo Echeverri, Luis Fonsi, Alejandro Sanz, Maluma, Mana, Carlos Baute, Paulina Rubio, Gusi, Juan Luis Guerra and Reymar Amoroso, Dany Ocean, among others who have joined.
The Venezuelan government also announced another concert on Monday, this one on the Simon Bolivar Bridge in Cucuta, which will be held on February 22 and 23. The Minister of Communications of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez explained that "We have received a proposal from a large number of Venezuelan artists who requested a cultural meeting, a great concert for peace, for life," the minister said.