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DNC announces performers including Billie Eilish, John Legend

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Officials with the Democratic National Convention announced Friday that next week’s four-day event will include performances from musicians including Billie Eilish and John Legend.

Other talents on the bill for the digital convention where former Vice President Joe Biden will officially accept the Democratic presidential nomination include Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Stephen Stills and Jennifer Hudson, according to a statement.

“In just three days, we will kick off a Democratic National Convention that will look and feel very different than past conventions. It will truly be a convention across America, and these incredible artists will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today under Donald Trump’s failed leadership, and the promise of what we can and should be with Joe Biden as president,” said convention program executive Stephanie Cutter. “These artists are committed to engaging with, registering and mobilizing voters to get us over the finish line in November.”

Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions have struggled with how to hold their typically massive events amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Democratic convention will officially be held in Milwaukee, but Biden plans to accept his nomination from his home state of Delaware. Speakers and performers will join the virtual event from around the country.

Monday night will feature “a unique performance of our National Anthem” from a 57-person youth choir, with each member representing “one of the 57 states and territories as they perform from remote locations across the nation,” the convention’s statement said.

Programming for the event will air Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m. EDT.

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