World Unite for Ukraine announces a global concert featuring Pink Floyd, AJR and other international artists and celebrities to be broadcast on June 16, 2022

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Unite for Ukraine™, a grassroots global movement uniting millions of people around the world to support Ukrainians and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, announced today that it will present a streaming benefit concert over 90 minutes on June 16, 2022 Broadcast in over 25 countries, the event will feature music from Pink Floyd, AJR, Pat McGee Band and Crash Test Dummies, among others, as well as guest appearances from actor Liev Schreiber and Pej Vahdat, Ukrainian-born multimedia artist Janina Pedan and other celebrities. from the United States, Ukraine and other countries of the world. World Unite for Ukraine’s goal is to raise US$10 million to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through the US-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) and its direct action network, BlueCheck.

Veteran concert event producer Simon Kinney is donating his time, energy and expertise to serve as the event’s executive producer. Kinney’s event credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and touring productions for major international artists including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and P!nk.

The World Unite for Ukraine event currently features music and appearances from leading American, Ukrainian and international artists, actors and celebrities, including:

  • pink floyd

  • RDA

  • Pat McGee Band

  • Crash test dummies

  • Janina Pedan

  • Nastya Kamenskykh

  • Ruslana

  • jamala

  • Michael Andrade

  • DOROFEEVA

  • POSITIVE

  • ROXOLANE

  • piano boy

Top artists, actors and celebrities will also participate with messages of support and inspiration, as well as powerful stories from Ukraine that will highlight the history, culture and devastating impact of war on Ukraine. and its people.

World Unite for Ukraine will announce other participants in the coming weeks.

The event stream will begin on the Mandolin streaming platform at 8 p.m. ET on June 16, 2022. It will also be available on demand for at least 24 hours after the event. Viewers can access the stream by visiting the Mandoline event page and can choose from several donation tiers to secure their ticket. Prior to the event, donors can also donate through the event page or through the active GoFundMe campaign and receive an access code to watch the stream. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

Funds raised by World Unite for Ukraine will go towards food and housing for displaced Ukrainians, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and other essential goods and services, including mental health support. Funds will also be deployed to local grassroots organizations through Blue Check and invested in the fight against human trafficking.

The donation suggested by the organizers is $30 per spectator, which can:

  • Providing infant formula to a displaced child for two weeks

  • Feed a family of four for two weeks

  • Transport displaced families to EU countries for relocation

  • Provide much-needed medicine for critical and long-term health issues

Merchandise for the World Unite for Ukraine event is designed and created by several American and international artists with special ties to Ukraine. It will be available for purchase on the Mandolin concerts page as well as directly through the World Unite for Ukraine online store. All proceeds from the merchandise will go to aiding the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

“Our streaming concert on June 16 will unite the world through a memorable experience to generate the energy, love and financial support that Ukraine desperately needs right now,” said Victoria Yampolsky, an immigrant from Ukraine. New York-based former Soviet Union and American entrepreneur who designed and co-founded World Unite for Ukraine.

Jon Queen, Board Member of the US-Ukraine Foundation, added: “The humanitarian crisis on the ground in Ukraine is horrific. Together, the world must come together to help ease the pain and suffering of Ukrainians at this urgent time. I invite everyone to attend this event and donate what they can to support grassroots organizations that are having an impact on the ground in Ukraine.

The event’s charitable partner, USUF, is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has worked on the ground in Ukraine since 1991. USUF supports the development of democracy , a market economy and human rights in Ukraine while strengthening the ties between America and Ukraine.

Donations to the World Unite for Ukraine campaign can be made before, during or after the concert. For more information visit https://worlduniteforukraine.com/.

To access the stream and purchase tickets in advance, visit https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/products/world-unite-for-ukraine.

To donate, visit https://worlduniteforukraine.com/donate. Everyone who donates will receive free access to the stream.

About World Unite for Ukraine

The world unites for Ukraine™ is a grassroots global movement that unites millions of people around the world to support Ukrainians and alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. On June 16, 2022, World Unite for Ukraine presents a 90+ minute virtual concert event broadcast to over 25 countries that will feature top international artists, actors and celebrities from the United States, Ukraine and other countries. country of the world. Aiming to raise US$10 million, World Unite for Ukraine is raising funds on behalf of its nonprofit partner, the US-Ukraine Foundation. Founded by two immigrants from the former Soviet Union, World Unite for Ukraine is supported by a team of over 100 volunteers around the world. For more information, to donate, and to find out how to view the event, visit https://www.worlduniteforukraine.com/ and follow on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.

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