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Ukrainian band Antytila offer to remotely perform at ‘Concert For Ukraine’ from Kyiv

Popular Ukrainian band Antytila have offered to perform remotely from Kyiv at next week’s ‘Concert For Ukraine’ in Birmingham.

READ MORE: Ukrainian artists on the Russian crisis: “Now is the time to push for change”

Announced last week, the two-hour benefit show will air March 29 on ITV in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee‘s (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Nile Rodgers and ChicManic Street PreachersTom OdellBecky Hill and The Kingdom Choir have all been freshly announced for the show, which takes place at Resorts World Arena Birmingham. Previously announced acts also include Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Emeli Sandé, Gregory Porter and Snow Patrol.

After hearing of the concert’s announcement, the members of Antytila – who are currently fighting the Russians in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv – sent a video message to Ed Sheeran via Facebook to ask to play the concert remotely from their home country.

“Hello Ed Sheeran, greetings from Kyiv!” they wrote. “We are musicians of the Ukrainian band Antytila – one of the most popular Ukrainian bands with a lot of fans in Ukraine and all over the world. In peacetime, our concerts gathered stadiums.

Hello Ed Sheeran, greetings from Kyiv! We are musicians of the Ukrainian band Antytila – one of the most popular Ukrainian bands with a lot of fans in Ukraine and all over the world. In peacetime, our concerts gathered stadiums. The war has changed our lives and now we are fighting with weapons against the Russian occupiers. We thank you, and all the British people for their support. Believe me, we are grateful, and we will always, always remember this.Today we learned about your charity concert for Ukraine, which will take place in Birmingham.And we offer to make a live broadcast between Kyiv and Birmingham with Antytila temporary joining the gig remotely.Our band will play our music in Kyiv, a city that has not surrendered and will never surrender to the Russian occupiers. You will play in Birmingham. We are not afraid to play under the bombs. Through music, we want to show the world that Ukraine is strong and unconquered. We will fight and sing for victory in front of the whole world that supports us.So on March 29, we are ready.Ukrainian below Привіт з Києва, Ед!Ми музиканти гурту Антитіла, одного з найпопулярніших гуртів України, який має багато прихильників в Україні та у світі. В мирний час ми збирали стадіони. Війна змінила наше життя і тепер ми зі зброєю воюємо проти російських окупантів. Ми дякуємо тобі та всьому Британському народу за підтримку. Повірте, ми ще віддячимо, і завжди, завжди пам‘ятатимемо про це.Сьогодні ми дізналися про твій благодійний концерт для України, який відбудеться у Бірмінгемі.І пропонуємо зробити телеміст Київ-Бірмінгем із живим увімкненням з Києва.Ви граєте там, ми граємо тут, в Києві, в місті яке не скорилося і ніколи не скориться російським окупантам. Ми не боїмося, ми хочемо через музику показати всьому світу що Україна сильна і нескорена. Ми будемо битися і співати заради перемоги на очах у всього світу який підтримує нас. Тож 29 березня, ми готові!Друзі, просимо максимального поширення, а також тегати сторінку Еда Ширана у коментарях

Posted by Antytila / Антитіла on Tuesday, March 22, 2022

“The war has changed our lives and now we are fighting with weapons against the Russian occupiers. We thank you, and all the British people for their support. Believe me, we are grateful, and we will always, always remember this.

They added: “Today we learned about your charity concert for Ukraine, which will take place in Birmingham. And we offer to make a live broadcast between Kyiv and Birmingham with Antytila temporary joining the gig remotely.

“Our band will play our music in Kyiv, a city that has not surrendered and will never surrender to the Russian occupiers. You will play in Birmingham.

“We are not afraid to play under the bombs. Through music, we want to show the world that Ukraine is strong and unconquered. We will fight and sing for victory in front of the whole world that supports us.

“So on March 29, we are ready.”

All sponsorship and advertising revenue generated from the broadcast of the event – which is expected to raise over £3million – will be donated by ITV to the DEC fund.

The likes of Arcade FirePatti Smith and Franz Ferdinand have performed at Ukraine fundraiser shows recently, while London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire has announced that it’ll host ‘A Night For Ukraine’ this week.

Elsewhere, The Cure launched a new charity band t-shirt as Massive Attack confirmed plans to sell off special artwork to help victims of the Ukraine invasion.

You can donate here to the Red Cross to help those impacted by the conflict, or via a number of other ways through Choose Love.

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