Save Ukraine #stopwar: free gig to be shown live in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens on big screens

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The international gig will see the likes of Imagine Dragons, Nothing But Thieves, Fatboy Slim, and Craig David take to the stage.

Piccadilly Gardens will beam an international Save Ukraine - #stopwar gig live on two huge screens this weekend.

The event on Sunday (27 March) is free and you don’t need a ticket to attend.

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The concert, featuring the likes of Imagine Dragons, Nothing But Thieves, Fatboy Slim, Craig David, and Eurovision Song Contest winners Salvador Sobral and Netta, will take place in Warsaw in Poland but will be shown across the world.

The gig is being held to raise awareness of the plight of people in Ukraine impacted by the Russian invasion and to raise funds to help those affected by the conflict.

Other global cities hosting a big screen in support of the Save Ukraine - #stopwar event include Paris, Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, London, Washington, Toronto, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Riga and Vilinius.

Craig David will play The Save Ukraine - #stopwar concert to be shown in Manchester Credit: GettyCraig David will play The Save Ukraine - #stopwar concert to be shown in Manchester Credit: Getty
Craig David will play The Save Ukraine - #stopwar concert to be shown in Manchester Credit: Getty

When is the event?

It takes place on Sunday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm UK time.

Before the event, Piccadilly Gardens will be open to the public, but barriers and security will be put in place for the broadcast event. Gates will then open at 3pm. Gates will be closed if the area reaches capacity.

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This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Limited bench table and seating will also be made available. It will also be streamed live on the 1+1 (Polish broadcaster) You Tube.

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How else can I help?

This week the city council also launched a fund to help people who are relocating to Manchester, the Manchester Ukraine Welcome Fund.

You can donate to it here.

Coun Luthfur Rahman, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The images coming out of Ukraine in the last few weeks have been shocking. We stand in solidarity with the people of the Ukraine and we will do everything we can to support the humanitarian effort to help those affected by the Russian invasion.

“It is an honour to host one of the screens for the international Save Ukraine - #stopwar concert, which is being broadcast across the world. Ukraine needs our help, so anything we can do to keep fundraising going to support those that need it, we will do.”

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