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A Live Aid-style concert for Ukraine is coming this summer at Wembley Stadium in London with U2 and the Rolling Stones

With Putin’s illegal, immoral, and evil war in Ukraine dragging on, there’s a certain amount of fatigue settling into some parts of the world. This can’t be allowed to happen. The West needs to keep up its support for Ukraine. The situation is severe and should Russian prevail, it won’t look good for the rest of the planet.

According to press reports from the UK, plans are being made for a Live Aid-style benefit concert at Wembley Stadium in London for June 24. Called “Lviv Aid” (see what they did there?), the show will be televised worldwide. Both U2 and The Rolling Stones are apparently on board while a bunch of other A-listers have been approached to appear including:

  • Paul McCartney
  • Adele
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Florence + The Machine
  • The Killers
  • P!nk

Yes, June 24 clashes with Glastonbury, so that could be a problem when it comes to securing talent.

Producing the show will be ITV and Livewire Pictures, both of which were involved in a previous event called Concert for Ukraine a year ago. Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish participated in that one, which raised £13 million for aid to refugees.

Watch this space for more.

Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “A Live Aid-style concert for Ukraine is coming this summer at Wembley Stadium in London with U2 and the Rolling Stones

  • Is Roger Waters being invited?

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    • I think if he shows up, security will quickly take him away.

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