European Metal Festival Alliance launches “Metal United” charity t-shirt to help Ukrainians in need
Members of the European Metal Festival Alliance (EMFA) have today launched a new Metal United t-shirt, with all proceeds going to a recognized charity to help the neediest Ukrainians in their current crisis.
Festivals participating in this fundraiser – Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, Belgium; Art Mania Festival, Romania; Bloodstock Open Air, Great Britain; Brutal Assault, Czech Republic; Dynamo Metal Fest, Holland; Inferno Metal Festival, Norway; In the grave, Holland; Leyendas Del Rock, Spain; Midgardsblot, Norway; Motocultor Festival, France; Party.San Metal Open Air, Germany; Resurrection Fest, Spain; and Summer Breeze Open Air, Germany – are all united against war and oppression, and welcome all people, regardless of country of origin, race or religion. The festivals want to make it clear that they are not for Ukrainians and against Russians; that they want above all to help people in need in these troubled times.
The t-shirt is available in a wide range of sizes here for £16.66, with proceeds going to Music Saves UA. It can be pre-ordered until March 20, with shipping beginning in early April.
Vlad Yaremchuk, Booker of Atlas Weekend Festival, co-initiator of Music Saves UA, says: “We are the All-Ukrainian Association of Music Events, in times of peace we are the largest association of representatives of the music industry of our country.
Now normal life in Ukraine has completely stopped. We are therefore using all our resources and personnel to provide humanitarian aid to our populations who need it most at this time. Our team is working 24/7 to help as many victims of this cruel war as possible.
A humanitarian aid center has already been deployed in the premises of the Atlas site in Kiev. We are also working to set up refugee assistance centers at the borders with Europe to facilitate a safe and robust infrastructure for hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing the country. Our entire team is currently located in several cities in Ukraine, and we are in close contact with volunteers, Ukrainian military and humanitarian groups. We are therefore aware of the current urgent needs on the ground and are ready to provide immediate assistance where it is most urgent. need right now.
Therefore, we urgently need financial assistance. For this, we have organized a project to raise funds for the humanitarian needs of civilians in Ukraine.
We encourage you not to remain indifferent and to help Ukrainian families survive this difficult time. »
Adam Gregory of Bloodstock Festival on behalf of EMFA commented: “We are all shocked by recent events and wish to do whatever we can to help in these difficult times. All proceeds from the t-shirt will go to those in need and our hearts go out to anyone affected by war or oppression.