• Home
  • News
  • Entertainment
  • LAD Originals

U OK M8?
Free To Be
Extinct
Citizen Reef

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Ukrainian Band Fighting In War Ask Ed Sheeran If They Can Perform In Concert Remotely

Claire Reid

Published 
| Last updated 

Ukrainian Band Fighting In War Ask Ed Sheeran If They Can Perform In Concert Remotely

A popular Ukrainian band who are currently fighting in the war against Russia have offered to perform remotely at next week's Concert for Ukraine in Birmingham. You can see their offer here:

Loading…

The televised Concert for Ukraine is set to take place on Tuesday 29 March and will see performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Manic Street Preachers. All proceeds from the concert - which are expected to top more than £3 million - will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

After learning about the concert, Ukrainian band Antytila posted on social media, where they made a direct offer to Sheeran, telling him they were 'not afraid to play under the bombs'.

The group, who are dressed in military gear, thanked Sheeran for pulling together the concert, telling the popstar that they will 'always, always remember this'.

They then went on to say they would like to perform at the concert, remotely beaming in from Kyiv to Birmingham, where the gig is set to take place.

Credit: Facebook/Antytila
Credit: Facebook/Antytila

In the clip, the band said: "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.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"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."

The concert taking place at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, on 29 March, and will be airing on ITV and STV.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Antytila/Alamy

Topics: Ukraine, Music, Ed Sheeran

Claire Reid
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Sport

Diver heroically saved after suffering blackout 410ft below surface

4 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Dad jailed after tackling burglars who 'escaped justice' speaks out after public raise hundreds of thousands for him

6 hours ago