Concert for Ukraine: Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Emeli Sandé announced for fundraising show | Ents & art news

Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Emeli Sandé are among the first performers announced for a show that raises money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Gregory Porter and Snow Patrol have also been confirmed for the Concert For Ukraine event, which will take place on Tuesday, March 29.

In a statement, Hairwho rose to fame as a member of girl group Fifth Harmony before launching her solo career, telling fans that “we all have a responsibility” to help.

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American jazz singer Gregory Porter and Snow Patrol (below) also perform on the show. Photo: CTK via AP


Gary Lightbody (C), lead singer of British rock band Snow Patrol, performs on stage at the open-air festival

“My heart breaks for the people of Ukraine,” she said. “As refugees from Ukraine join millions of other displaced people around the world, we all have a responsibility. One of the biggest needs is to get funding for organizations that can directly serve these communities, so we’re focusing our efforts on that as soon as possible. we can.”

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ITV, STV and Livewire Pictures have joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and media and entertainment group Global to host the two-hour event, which will feature musical performances from sheeran and the other stars, as well as short films recognizing the ongoing relief efforts and the difficulties faced by those affected by the conflict.

Viewers can donate money to the ongoing DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal throughout the evening, and all sponsorship and advertising revenue generated from the broadcast – estimated to be more than £3 million – will also go towards the appeal.

Tickets for the concert, which takes place at the Resorts World Arena, in Birmingham, UK, will go on sale on Tuesday, March 22.

“I will sing to try to help all people who have to flee their homes and in solidarity with those who are racially discriminated against, even during this humanitarian crisis,” Sandé said. “No one should be denied access to aid, aid and the right to cross the border to safety, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to support DEC’s call to help all people whose lives have been affected by the conflict.”

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Porter said he was “grateful to be able to raise my voice in the chorus of peace”, adding: “Together we can express our support for those sadly affected by the events of today’s world.”

Further announcements about the show will be made in the coming days.

Other Cultural Events in Support of Ukraine

The show follows the Night For Ukraine concert, featuring Bob Geldof, Chrissie Hynde and rock band Franz Ferdinand, at the Roundhouse in north London earlier in March.

And other leading arts institutions, including the Royal Opera House and Southbank Center in London, and the Glyndebourne Opera House in East Sussex, have also organized or planned fundraising events.

The DEC brings together 15 of the UK’s top charities – including the British Red Cross, Oxfam UK and Save the Children UK – working on the ground in Ukraine and on its borders to help refugees.

Since it launched its appeal on March 3, it has raised around £200 million – the latest figure released on March 17 – including £25 million matched by the UK government.

Concert For Ukraine will be broadcast live on Tuesday 29th March on ITV and STV, as well as online on ITV Hub and STV Player

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