Ed Sheeran, Chemical Brothers, Elbow & More Join Prize Draw To Benefit Ukraine

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Ed Sheeran performs at The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena on February 8, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Artists including Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, Elbow, The Chemical Brothers and George Ezra have come together to announce a series of exclusive prize draws to benefit the Ukraine humanitarian aid appeal set up by the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), and organized by Crosstown Concerts.

Tickets for each prize draw are on sale now at https://ukraineappeal.seetickets.com/tour/exclusive-fundraising-prize-draw.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo during the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre on September 28, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

The prize draw includes an opportunity to join Ed Sheeran in his private hospitality box to watch a home game by Sheeran’s favorite soccer club Ipswich Town FC.

The Chemical Brothers draw includes a ticket to the band’s June 26 concert at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England, plus a limited edition vinyl package from the band. Full list of prize draws below.

Each draw will be on sale for at least a week, with all proceeds being immediately paid over to the DEC once each draw ends. Customers can buy up to ten draw tickets at a time for each prize, and also able to donate further if they wish. Winners will be drawn at random.

Organizers Crosstown Concerts intend to run these draws for “as long as necessary over the coming weeks,” according to the announcement. Crosstown Concerts co-founder Conal Dodds commented, “We wanted to make as much of a difference as possible, beyond giving money. We contacted artists we know and got a great response and will be adding more unique experiences in the coming weeks.”

According to the United Nations, more than 10 million people have either been displaced from their homes or left the country to avoid the war in Ukraine. People are arriving at the neighboring countries Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova carrying only the most basic necessities – people in need of food and shelter.

The most effective way to help, according to Crosstown Concerts, is to raise money as quickly as possible. Anyone in the business wanting to add to the list of prize draws should contact [email protected].

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The first ten prize draws have been confirmed:

ED SHEERAN – three groups of three people can accompany Ed in his private hospitality box to watch an Ipswich Town home game

ELBOW – attend one of the band’s 2022 UK headline shows, plus meet the band backstage

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – attend the band’s concert at Castle Howard, and win a limited edition vinyl package from the band

JACK SAVORETTI – attend Jack’s show at Henley Festival on July 10th and share backstage drinks with Jack before the show

GEORGE EZRA – attend George’s show at Finsbury Park, London on July 10th with VIP tickets

SNOW PATROL – attend Snow Patrol’s performance at the Latitude festival in July and meet the band backstage

RAZORLIGHT – attend a 2022 festival performance by the band (of your choice ) and meet the band backstage

PIXIES – attend the band’s headline show at Manchester Castlefield Bowl , meet the band and receive a signed vinyl package from the band

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO – attend a show on the band’s forthcoming UK tour, rehearse with the band on the day and join the band to sing one song on stage with them during the evening’s concert

FRANK TURNER – attend one of any of Frank’s headline shows in 2022, and watch the private soundcheck in the afternoon