Benefit Concerts For Ukraine In Belgium, Romania & More

The festival and club scene in Brussels, Belgium, is organizing a benefit dance event, March 10.
– The festival and club scene in Brussels, Belgium, is organizing a benefit dance event, March 10.

Everywhere around the world, cultural organizations are putting on benefit concerts for Ukraine. 

To raise funds for the people of Ukraine, a large part of the festival and club scene in Brussels, Belgium, is joining forces to organize an open-air event at the symbolic Atomium, March 10.
The parties involved include Paradise City, Hangar, Voodoo Village, Core, Listen, Fuse, C12, Mirano, Couleur Café, Rave Rebels, Nuits sonores & European Lab Brussels, La Cabane, Kiosk Radio and many others.
Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m, everyone who wants to take a stand against the  war in Ukraine is invited “to voice their opposition and dance for a good cause,” according to the announcement, which also asks people to bring flags, banners and other strong visual messages.
The lineup will feature DJ-sets from local artists. All proceeds from ticket sales to bar revenue will go straight to Underground4Ukraine, which says that it is in direct contact with grassroots activist groups in Ukraine that provide essential aid and support to the most vulnerable people on the ground.
Tickets are priced at €15 ($16), donations beyond that are encouraged.
The National Arena in Bucharest, Romania.
– The National Arena in Bucharest, Romania.
The site of the March 12 “We Are One” benefit concert in aid of Ukraine.

The National Arena in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, one of Ukraine’s neighboring countries in Europe, will stage a concert dubbed “We Are One” on March 12: Eight hours of live music from local and neighboring artists.

The lineup features Inna, Grasu XXL, and Guess Who from Romania, as well as  Irina Rimes or Carla’s Dreams from neighboring Moldova, and more.  
The “We Are One” benefit concert is organized by Alda, the promoters of Saga Festival, who joined forces with PRO TV, KISS FM and the City Hall of Bucharest. The cooperation with Romanian TV and radio means those unable to attend the event will be able to watch and listen live. The concert will also be streamed online.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Romanian Red Cross. Tickets start at RON 49.99 ($11) for tribune access or RON 74.99 ($16) for access to the turf, where the stage is located.
Bucharest’s mayor Nicusor Dan said the city decided to make the National Arena available for free in full support of “the widespread efforts to help Ukraine and to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.” 
Allan Hardenberg, CEO and co-founder of ALDA, commented: “With ‘We Are One’ we want to raise global awareness for the people in need of aid through the power of music; turning our powerlessness into actual help, raising money for the Ukrainian people. In Romania the situation in the neighboring country of Ukraine is so visible and tangible. An unreal situation.”
According to the “We Are One” announcement, “hundreds of thousands of refugees [from Ukraine] have already fled to Romania, with that number expected to grow in the not-so-distant future.”
“We just had to do something,” Hardenberg continued, “we stayed close to our core and created ‘We Are One.’ During this 8-hour charity concert we’ll stand by the Ukrainian people, united through music and hope for peace.”
Announcements of charity events come from outside Europe as well. The Metropolitan Opera in New York will stage a benefit concert on March 14. Tickets are $50. The concert will be broadcast by the European Broadcasting Union, Sirius XM and streamed on the Met’s website.