Bob Geldof And Imelda May Show Support For Ukraine At Fundraising Event

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Imelda May joined Bob Geldof on stage for a special performance raising money for Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

The pair performed at the show called a Night For Ukraine which took place at the Roundhouse near North London. All proceeds from the event went towards to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal in the UK, providing aid for people who are trying to escape Ukraine. 

Whilst on stage, Geldof could be heard saying, "what's so funny about peace, love and understanding". The Boomtown Rats star peformed a live cover of Nick Lowe's What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding. Geldof added that the song "sums up the values I have believed in most of my life". 

Imelda May took to the stage, singing "Slava Ukrani" which means "Glory to Ukraine". This performance took place while her backing singer from the London Community Gospel Choir was wrapped in their country's flag. 

The show also included performances from The Bloom Twins and The Pretenders, whos lead singer Chrissie Hynde said, "I have no words for this situation but I have a couple of songs" before performing an emotional rendition of I’ll Stand By You". 

Telling the audience that "we should be making songs, not bombs", the Bloom Twins who consist of twins Sonia and Anna Kurprienko performed a song called "On The First Day Of War". They also dedicated their last performance to their friends and family "who are still in Ukraine". 

The project had been organised by Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall in collaboration with the Bloom Twins. 


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