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Snow Patrol, Emeli Sandé, And Gregory Porter To Perform At Concert For Ukraine

The fundraiser will be broadcast on TV in the UK and raise money for the humanitarian appeal for Ukraine

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Snow Patrol Photo: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns
Photo: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns

Snow Patrol, Emeli Sandé, and Gregory Porter are among the acts set to perform at the Concert For Ukraine fundraiser later this month.

The gig will take place on March 29 at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, UK, and will be broadcast across ITV, STV, ITV Hub, and STV Player.

Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran were also in the first raft of artists to be confirmed for the two-hour fundraiser, which will raise money for the humanitarian appeal for Ukraine. Nile Rodgers & Chic, Becky Hill, The Kingdom Choir, Manic Street Preachers, and Tom Odell have now also been added to the bill. Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes, and Emma Bunton will host the show.

As well as being aired on TV, radio group Global will also be broadcasting live from backstage at the concert, with the show available to listen to across the Heart and Capital networks.

All sponsorship and advertising revenue created through the event’s broadcast will be donated to the DEC appeal. It is hoped that Concert For Ukraine will raise over £3 million.

“So thankful to be able to raise my voice in the chorus of peace,” Porter told Music Week. “Together we can show our support for those that are sadly affected by the current world events.”

Sandé added: “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.”

The broadcast will combine emotive music performances with short films recognizing the ongoing relief efforts and the plight faced by people affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Viewers will be able to donate money to the cause throughout the evening.

Tickets for Concert For Ukraine will go on sale tomorrow (March 22) at 12pm GMT and will be available to purchase here. More performers and ticketing information will be announced soon, according to organizers.

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