Vapiano at the Channel Aid After Show party in Hamburg

Channel Aid hosted a big charity concert for the first time on Friday evening at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie with Rita Ora. We’re very proud to have been there.

Channel Aid, YouTube’s new charity channel, held a big charity concert on Friday night. Channel Aid has been live since June 2017 and all of its advertising and concert revenues, are donated to social projects. An idea which British singer Rita Ora, American singer Max, Nicole Cross, a German musician and the pianist Costantinos Carrara, were more than happy to get on board with. All four performed on Friday in front of around 2,000 fans inside the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. Of course, the concert was broadcast live on YouTube too, maybe you streamed it and caught all of the on-stage action in real-time?

After the concert, a number of fans, celebrities and invited guests attended the After Show Party at the Fischauktionshalle on fish market, which sits on the banks of the Elbe. Here, DJs got the party going, whilst our Vapianisti stood at their mobile pasta and pizza stations serving delighted guests with our culinary creations.

Around 1,000 invited guests joined the stars of the evening and got to know each other over bowls of our pasta Pesto Basilico and Pomodoro e Spinaci. There was also a Lasagne al Forno and an Insalata and pizza fans had a choice of Margherita, - Crudo, - Rucola and – Salami pizzas.

Rita Ora recently surprised us with her appearance on The Voice of Germany. Of course, she also treated fans with her new single "Your Song" at the Channel Aid concert. The 27-year-old wore a white dress adorned with glittering pearls and embroidery and enchanted the audience with her hits – even performing the encore barefoot. The British singer will actually be back in May to perform once again in the Hanseatic city.

And who could forget Nicole Cross – Germany’s own classic YouTube star. When Ashton Kutcher shared her Adele cover in 2015, her video went viral and since then she’s won over 900,000 subscribers on the video channel with her personal renditions of big hits.

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