Concert for Ukraine audience at Resorts World Arena react to the fundraiser

The Concert for Ukraine brought a huge line up of mega stars to Birmingham in aid of those whose lives have been devastated by war in Ukraine.

The star-studded event was held at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena last night (Tuesday 29 March), with artists including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Manic Street Preachers and Snow Patrol all taking to the stage.

Ukranian singer Jamala, winner of the Eurovision Song contest in 2016, also took performed to the 8,000 Concert for Ukraine audience inside the arena. She is among those who have had to flee their homes.

The Concert for Ukraine was a night to raise funds for those effected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis, where over four million people have been displaced.

More than £12 million was raised for the Disasters Emergency Committee offering humanitarian aid to those effected.

The concert itself turned out to be a rip roaring success, offering a night of solid entertainment and a few surprises for fans, without ever straying far from the message which brought everyone here together tonight.

The audience was united in its support for the people of Ukraine, and in its desire to help them in their time of need. See what they said about the show in the video at the top of this story, and read some of their comments below - and let us know what you think.

Louis at the Concert for Ukraine

Louis said: “It was amazing for just what we've paid and what we've come here for. It’s for an amazing cause. And just the entertainment was amazing.“

Angelica said: “So yeah, I've got my mom's family - they all in Mariupol. So her sister moved there years ago. She's not Ukrainian, but she she moved there a long time ago. And I was in touch with them every day when the war began. And then on the 2nd March, I've lost any contact with them. So yeah, I'm trying to find them at the moment. So it's really heartbreaking at the moment. Yeah.”

Angelica at the Concert for Ukraine

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