THE NETHERLANDS – Today 21 June in Amsterdam there will be “Embrace Ukraine – #StrivingTogether”, a charity event concert in support of Ukraine. The concert will be a marathon of artists, politicians and representatives of associations who will tell stories and share information about the situation in Ukraine. The event will start at 20:00 CET at the Museum Square in Amsterdam.
The confirmed artists who will perform on stage are:
- Kalush Orchestra (Ukraine 2022)
- Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014)
- Emmelie de Forest (Denmark 2013)
- S10 (Netherlands 2022)
- Jamala (Ukraine 2016)
- Ruslana (Ukraine 2004)
- Verka Serduchka (Ukraine 2007)
- Blind Channel (Finland 2021)
- Malik Harris (Germany 2022)
- On stage we will also see the presenter of the Kyiv 2017 edition Timur Miroshnychenko and the presenter of The Voice Ukraine Kateryna Osadcha.
Fundraising and live streaming
The concert aims to raise funds for the purchase of machinery, to provide medical assistance to the wounded victims of the war. The aim of the event is to involve European countries more and more in supporting Ukraine’s desire to become a member of the EU.
Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
“The event will be held in a crucial historical period for the future of Europe. Ukraine is fighting not only for its freedom, and sovereignty and to protect its territorial integrity, but also to defend values and the whole of Europe from the Russian invasion. At the moment, the most important political decision is to guarantee Ukraine’s candidate status as a member of the European Union. Ukraine has earned it.”
Admission is free and those who cannot go, will be able to watch the concert live streaming on Youtube or on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian embassy in the Netherlands.
The symbol of the event is a heart, with the colours and the map of Ukraine. The heart beats in rhythm with the rest of the civilized world, as a sign of hope for a country that will one day be part of the European Union family.
The organizers of the event are 1 + 1 Media (one of the largest media holding companies) and Atlas Festival (one of the largest festivals in Eastern Europe), together with partners such as Vodafone Ukraine and Mastercard, with the patronage and support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two organizers had previously organized two major concert marathons in favour of Ukraine, thanks to which they had managed to raise 1,635,000 euros in charity.
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