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Ukrainian band asks Ed Sheeran to remotely perform from Kyiv

Ukrainian bands are under a lot of pressure.

Between fighting for their country and trying to raise the spirits of the populace…

It’s already a lot.

But one band is trying to go above and beyond.

According to NME, the popular Ukrainian band Antytila is currently fighting for their lives and country on the streets of Kyiv.

When they heard a certain singer was going to be performing a benefit concert for their country, they took to Facebook:

Along with the video, the band wrote a message:

“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.”

The “Concert For Ukraine” live broadcast will happen March 29th at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, and broadcast live on ITV.

Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and many, many others have been tapped to perform, with proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian effort.

Ed Sheeran responded less than a day after Antytila‘s plea with a video of his own:

Sure, it wasn’t a direct request to have them on board, but he definitely sounds open to the idea.

Because it IS a really great idea.

Not only is the band incredible…

But they’d be perfect for the bill.

If anyone could help raise funds for a worthy cause…

It’s definitely a group who’s seen the effects of the war first-hand.

Read more on this story at NME.com

 



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