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FESTIVALS FOR UKRAINE - fundraising campaign

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Do you have a minute for us and maybe a Euro or a few more? We invite festivals and their fans to raise funds. Let's help war-affected Ukrainian people.

Since the beginning of the war, festivals from the YOUROPE (The European Festival Association) network have been supporting the Ukrainian initiative MUSIC SAVES UA. This is a humanitarian aid project in which our friends and colleagues from the Ukrainian festival and live music industry help Ukrainian civilians affected by the war - with relief supplies, evacuations and accommodation.

This winter too, there is no thought of them pursuing their true calling soon and organizing concerts and festivals. And also young Ukrainians visiting festivals like the rest of Europe is not in sight. Because even though it no longer dominates the top headlines in many parts of Europe at the moment, the terrible war that Russia is waging in Ukraine continues to rage and the help and activities of MUSIC SAVES UA are as important as never before.

THEY COUNT ON US AN ON YOU, TOO! Let's make sure we don’t forget them and let's support them together. Are you with us?

In order to be able to better help those affected by the war, MUSIC SAVES UA has started a cooperation with a medical facility, the Kyiv Rehabilitation Institute. As in many areas of social life in the country, the need is bigger than the available resources. That's why we support the two organisations in purchasing the following materials:

• A machine for treatment of lymphedema, lipedema, and chronic venous insufficiency (Optimal Plus™)
• A motorized movement splint for the knee and hip joints. (ARTROMOT-K1)

Both machines cost just under €5,500 each. Wouldn't it be a great sign if we managed to collect the €11.000 to finance the two devices together?

Every Euro counts and helps...

UPDATE JANUARY 2024 - we reached our first step and secured the funds for one of the devices! Thank you all so much. Let's try to also reach the final goal and also fund the other one!


YOUROPE will take care to collect the funds raised and transfer them without deduction (except this platform's handling fee) to MUSIC SAVES UA. This platform was set up by Holger Jan Schmidt, General Secretary of YOUROPE.

MUSIC SAVES UA is a non-profit fundraising initiative created by Ukrainian Association of Music Events to provide immediate humanitarian help to those who need it most right now in Ukraine, as well as to support the national musical product as a means of countering hostile propaganda through music. To this date the initiative has raised more than €400.000 collaborations, delivered over 710 Tons of humanitarian goods, more than 44.000 people received help through MUSIC SAVES UA and last, but not least over 20.000 people have been evacuated by them from the hotspots.

YOUROPE e.V. – The European Festival Association was founded in 1998. It has since evolved into the most important association of European popular music festivals. Today, it represents moe than 120 festivals and associated members from around 30 European countries. The overall aim of the association is to strengthen and improve the European festival scene as a whole, to promote music and arts, and to connect cultures. By doing so, YOUROPE’s members want to inspire their audiences, cooperate with other cultural players, and contribute to the development of European society.


  • Rob van Wegen
    • €50 
    • 1 mo
  • Jennifer Sauerland
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
  • Heike Hennig-Schmidt
    • €150 
    • 2 mos
  • Alexandra Schwell
    • €100 
    • 4 mos
  • thomas freischem
    • €75 
    • 4 mos


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