Over 300 intimate gigs took place across 60 countries, with renowned and breaking artists alike playing in unusual gig spaces in aid of the refugee charity event, which was organised by Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International.
Sheeran was one of the more high-profile acts to play on the day, with the ‘÷‘ artist performing in the home of Holly Branson – daughter of Virgin entrepreneur Richard – in Washington D.C. See footage and pictures from his gig below.
— Sofar Sounds (@sofarsounds) September 20, 2017
— Amnesty International (@amnestyusa) September 20, 2017
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#Repost @sofardc: One show down, four to go! We loved welcoming Ed Sheeran, Jaja Bashengezi, and Black Alley to Cathedral Heights – all three were amazing! Thanks to @amnestyusa for partnering for this great day of music being celebrated in living rooms worldwide for #GiveAHome! (Photo: @themauricio)
The National, meanwhile, also performed in a living room, with their intimate show taking place in Edinburgh.
— The National (@TheNational) September 20, 2017
— Hat-trick Boy 🏂 (@ohjawbone) September 20, 2017
Hot Chip performed in a similarly confined space in Hoxton, London.
— Sarah Bradbury (@sarabradbury) September 20, 2017
Other acts to perform across the day included John Hopkins, Moby and Laura Mvula, while the likes of Emeli Sandé, Nothing But Thieves and Jessie Ware also played for the good cause.
You can donate to Amnesty International here.
The two artists have been musically linked in the past, with in-the-studio photos showing them working with Usher and Diplo. However, no music has been released as yet.