YouTube Reschedules 2020 Graduation Event With BTS, Taylor Swift & More Due to George Floyd Memorial

YouTube’s virtual Dear Class of 2020 event is now happening one day later — on Sunday (June 7) — due to a memorial service for George Floyd being held in Raeford, N.C. on June 6.

The final lineup is stacked; BTS, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and many more are set to participate.

While Swift will make a special appearance during the livestream’s first block, the K-pop boy band will be pulling double duty as commencement speakers in the second block as well as performers during the post-ceremony grad party.

Other big names on the lineup include Billie Eilish, Barack and Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake, Malala Yousafzai, Shawn Mendes, and Jennifer Lopez.

Also on the docket are Lizzo and Katy Perry, who will open and close the graduation event, respectively, with special musical performances. Lizzo will open alongside the New York Philharmonic for a performance of “Pomp and Circumstance,” while Perry will “lead graduates in the ceremonial tassel turn at the end of the commencement celebration.”

Meanwhile, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion are set to join BTS as musical guests for the grad party portion of the livestream.

YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 will take place Sunday (June 7) starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.

Check out the complete list of talent for the livestream below.

Commencement Speakers:
President Barack Obama ● Michelle Obama ● Beyoncé Knowles-Carter ● BTS ● Lady Gaga ● Secretary Robert M. Gates ● Sundar Pichai ● Secretary Condoleezza Rice ● Malala Yousafzai

Performances By:
BTS ● Chloe x Halle ● CNCO ● Lizzo + The New York Philharmonic ● Maluma ● Katy Perry ● Megan Thee Stallion ● A Performance of “Beautiful Day” Produced by Finneas, featuring Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, Noah Cyrus, Ty Dolla $ign, Cynthia Erivo, Khalid, Tove Lo, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ben Platt ● A Performance of “Still I Rise” featuring Madison Calley, Misty Copeland, Naya Lovell, Janelle Monáe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Yara Shahidi

Appearances By:
JJ Abrams ● Ray Allen ● La La Anthony ● Jack Black ● Ian Book ● Tom Brady ● Erika Brown ● Jenna Bush Hager ● Andy Cohen ● Stephen Colbert ● Lana Condor ● Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber ● Joseph Gordon Levitt ● DJ D-Nice ● Snoop Dogg + Martha Stewart ● Billie Eilish ● Missy Elliott ● Bill & Melinda Gates ● Evan Goldberg ● Jake Gyllenhaal ● Mark Hamill ● Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson ● Michael B. Jordan ● Colin Jost ● Rupi Kaur ● Courtney Kemp ● Keegan Michael Key ● Alicia Keys ● Jimmy Kimmel ● Jennifer Lopez ● Demi Lovato ● Peyton Manning ● Camila Mendes ● Shawn Mendes ● Hasan Minhaj ● Natalie Morales ● John Mulaney ● Katelyn Ohashi ● Chris Pine ● Antoni Porowski ● Billy Porter ● Seth Rogen ● Phoebe Robinson ● Michael Strahan ● Taylor Swift ● Daisy Ridley ● Justin Timberlake ● Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade ● Kerry Washington ● Russell Westbrook ● Russell Wilson & Ciara ● The Cast Of Euphoria – Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Storm Reid, Zendaya ● The Cast of Schitt’s Creek – Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Jenn Robertson, Emily Hampshire, Noah Reid, Karen Robinson, Sarah Levy, Rizwan Manji ● The Cast of The Simpsons

Featured YouTube Creators:
Jackie Aina ● AsapSCIENCE ● Jade Bowler ● Emma Chamberlain ● Nikkie De Jager ● Dude Perfect ● John Green ● Zane Hijazi & Heath Hussar ● Mr. Kate ● Sal Khan ● Prajakta Koli ● Liza Koshy ● Margot Lee ● Vanessa & Veronica Merrell ● Sasha Morga ● Mark Rober ● The Try Guys