A ‘Concert for Ukraine’ will take centre stage at the Resorts World Arena
A line-up of stars are set to take the stage of Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena next week in a benefit concert for Ukraine.
The ‘Concert for Ukraine’ will feature performances from Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol which will be broadcast on ITV and STV.
Emeli Sande and Gregory Porter have also been added to the line-up, with more acts to be confirmed.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian appeal (DEC) which is providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
In addition, ITV has pledged that all sponsorship and advertising revenue generated – an estimated £3m, will also be donated.
Saleh Saeed, chief executive of the DEC said: “It is heart-breaking to see the deepening crisis unfolding in Ukraine as more refugees cross the borders each day with nothing more than what they can carry. The situation for those inside the country is becoming increasingly precarious.
“But there is something we can all do to bring hope. Funds raised by this concert will make a real difference to those affected by the conflict, sending a strong message of love and enabling DEC charities to help now with urgent aid as well as helping to rebuild lives in the months and years ahead.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale on Tuesday 22 March, with the concert taking place in Birmingham on the 29th.
In a statement, Sande said: “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.”
Cabello added: “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”.
The show is being produced in conjunction with Global radio, which will broadcast live coverage on its Heart and Capital stations.