Concert for Ukraine 2023 line-up: What we know about the ‘Live Aid’ gig at Wembley and when it could happen


Alex Finnis

Mar 6

U2 have been asked to perform at the concert (Photo: Jens Kalaene/AP)© Provided by The i

A Live Aid-style concert in support of Ukraine has been organised at Wembley Stadium this summer.

The likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and Pink have already been asked to perform at the gig.

ITV held a smaller-scale concert to support victims of Russia’s invasion last March, with Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish among the performers.

When is the Wembley Ukraine concert?

The concert has been organised for Saturday 24 June at Wembley Stadium.

No time has been confirmed as of yet.

Who will perform at the concert?

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U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and Pink could all perform after being approached.

The Sun reported that stars including Sir Paul McCartney, Adele, Florence and the Machine and Noel Gallagher are also likely to be asked.

A source told the paper: “It’s going to be huge, properly A-list and on a global scale.

“It’s something people have wanted to do for a while but a date has now been nailed down and booked at Wembley Stadium. Invitations to perform are going out thick and fast to the biggest names in the business.

“Of course, there is an awareness that at relatively short notice many superstars will have prior commitments. But they’re optimistic that a number of those they’ve spoken to are already on board.

“For bands like U2 and Bono, who are pretty outspoken about their views on war and conflict, it feels like a great opportunity to keep hammering home the severity of the situation out in Ukraine.”

The concert clashes with Glastonbury, which will rule out some big names, though is still expected to boast a large list of top stars.

How can I get tickets?

Ticket information for the concert will be released closer to the time.

i will provide updates when more information becomes available.


  1. At last! I advocated this for a long time. There should be one in Kyiv too.
    It must not be used by artists needing to help their careers. It must be the type of big names that have nothing to prove and nothing to gain except goodwill. * They must give 100% of their fee to Ukraine. Since British people are prepared to pay £thousands to see their favourite bands, the concert should raise an impressive amount.
    This show is more important than Live Aid because the potential death count of putler’s Holocaust could be huge. Plus it is not a natural disaster exacerbated by a shitty dictatorship, it is entirely caused by one genocidal nazi regime.
    *Exceptions could be made for Ukrainian artists; their career success is success for Ukraine.
    I would hope that BoomBox will appear with Pink Floyd to reprise Rise Up Rise Up. Also Okean Elzy, DakhaBrakha, Jamala etc.

  2. Since the event clashes with Glasto, the organisers should be persuaded also to donate a large proportion of their profits to Ukraine.

  3. The global TV coverage of this event must be used to make clear to the watching billions how evil and despicable the putler regime is.

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