A two hour fundraiser event to raise money for the humanitarian campaign in Ukraine is being held at Resorts World Arena (next to the NEC) on Tuesday March 29.
The Concert for Ukraine will combine music with short films recognising the ongoing relief efforts amid the plight of people affected by the conflict following Russia’s invasion.
It will raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and is supported by ITV, STV and Livewire Pictures.
The latest artists who have announced they will perform live are:
Nile Rodgers & Chic
The Kingdom Choir
Manic Street Preachers
Who was announced previously?
They will join the previously announced Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Gregory Porter and Snow Patrol. Global radio presenters, Capital Breakfast host Roman Kemp, Capital FM’s Marvin Humes and Heart’s Emma Bunton are also confirmed to host the concert.
How can I get tickets
Tickets go on sale today (Tuesday 22nd) at midday from: The Ticket Factory
Will the concert be on TV?
The live show will broadcast across ITV, STV, ITV Hub and STV Player and is produced by Livewire Pictures. Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, is joining as media partner, and Marks & Spencer will be headline sponsors for the broadcast. The concert will take place at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham.
All sponsorship and advertising revenue generated from the broadcast of the event (primetime across both linear and simulcast), which is expected to raise over £3 million, will also be donated by ITV to the DEC appeal.
What have the artists said about joining the concert?
Nile Rodgers: “In times of trouble you can always count on great musical artists to come together to help bring focus on what really matters.
“At this moment in time nothing is more important than showing the people affected by conflict in Ukraine that we stand with them, that we are family.
“I’m therefore delighted to be joining Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello and all the wonderful artists coming together to make this a success.
“As we say in our song Everybody Dance, ‘Music never lets you down.’ ”
The Kingdom Choir: “We stand with all those who are fleeing their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. As a gospel choir, we sing of love and pray for peace throughout the world.
“Dr Martin Luther King Jr said: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". All people of Ukraine deserve to be free from threat and danger.”
Tom Odell: “Like so many people, I’ve been devastated to see the events unfolding in Ukraine. With this in mind, I’m honoured to be a part of ITV’s Ukraine fundraising special, raising money and awareness for the people that need it the most.”
Camila Cabello said: “My heart is breaking for the people of Ukraine. As refugees from Ukraine join millions of other displaced people around the globe, we all have a responsibility. One of the biggest needs is to get funds to organisations who can serve these communities directly, so we’re focusing our efforts on doing that as quickly as we can.”
Emeli Sandé commented, “I will be singing to try to help every human being forced to flee their home and in solidarity with those being racially discriminated against even within this humanitarian crisis. Nobody should be refused access to relief, aid and the right to cross the border to safety, and I’m pleased for the chance to support the DEC’s appeal to help all people whose lives have been affected by the conflict.”
Gregory Porter said: "So thankful to be able to raise my voice in the chorus of peace. Together we can show our support for those that are sadly affected by the current world’s events.”
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