Rammstein “sailed” for the flag on a boat
Supported by Ukraine and members of the group Rammstein. During the performance of Engel's song at a concert in Switzerland, the musicians descended into the fan zone in inflatable boats and literally “floated” over the stadium in the hands of the fans. At the end of the performance, one of the group members raised a yellow-blue flag. One of the band's fans gave it to the artists. According to local media, this concert was attended by more than 47 thousand people. After the performance, the musicians posted a picture with the flag of Ukraine on the group's official Facebook page, signing:
– Hand in hand, we will never be alone again.
The flag for Imagine Dragons was handed over by a refugee from Kharkiv
The leader of the American band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, performed the track Walking The Wire with the flag of Ukraine in his hands during a performance in Prague. As it turned out later, one of the fans, a refugee from Kharkov, Uliana Rudich, handed him over to Reynolds. In March, members of Imagine Dragons recorded a video message to the Ukrainians, expressing their support for the war with Russia. The video was shown as part of the Save Ukraine charity marathon.
Harry Styles threw the flag on his shoulders
British singer Harry Styles threw the flag of Ukraine on his shoulders in front of thousands of fans at the UBS Arena concert in New York. The blue and yellow symbol of the country was handed to the artist by one of the spectators in the hall during the performance of the song Sign Of The Times.
Harry Styles @Harry_Styles took to the stage with a #Ukrainian flag at a concert in New York during the performance of one of his top hits “Sign Of The Times” “
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— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) May 22, 2022
Florence + The Machine with a flag in their hands performed the song , the clip for which was filmed in Kyiv
Support for Ukraine was expressed by the British indie pop group Florence + The Machine. During the band's performance at the Orange Warsaw Festival in Warsaw, frontwoman Florence Welch ran onto the stage with the Ukrainian flag, singing the song Free. It is symbolic that the band members filmed the video for this track in Kyiv in November 2021.
Maneskin shouting “Free Ukraine” with the flag in their hands
At a concert in Verona, the leader of the Maneskin band, Damiano David, threw a Ukrainian flag on his shoulders, which he took from the fans in the hall. The artist shouted “Free Ukraine” (Free Ukraine) from the stage during the performance of the track We're Gonna Dance on Gasoline, presented in support of Ukraine as part of the Stand Up For Ukraine charity campaign.
This is not the first performance in support of our country from the winners of Eurovision 2021. At the Coachella festival, soloist Damiano shouted “Free Ukraine! F*CK Putin” from the stage.
Yungblud with a flag in his hands condemned Putin
At a concert in Vienna, British rock musician Yungblud threw a Ukrainian flag over his shoulders and delivered a speech in which he condemned the actions of Putin and the Kremlin authorities in Ukraine. The artist said that the younger generation should demolish Putin and other “old ur*dov”. In less than a day, the video gained more than 100,000 views and 6,000 messages online.
– I'm terribly angry. I am terribly angry for the wonderful people from Ukraine. Our generation can't support this shit. We need to replace those damn old freaks. We need to dump these old scumbags. Fuck Putin. We can make a difference. You have a voice, use it! Glory to Ukraine,” the performer said.
Armin van Buuren donated all the money from the concert to the Ukrainians
Ukraine was also supported by the Dutch producer, DJ Armin van Buuren. In March, the artist gave a charity concert in Bucharest in support of our country. The musician entered the stage with a blue and yellow flag, raising it up, and the concert hall where the performance took place was hung with Ukrainian symbols. Later, Armin van Buuren arranged a similar concert in Poland. The DJ donated all the funds from these performances to Ukraine.