Legendary English rockers Elton John and Queen are playing a charity concert against Aids at Independence Square in Kiev, one day before the final of Euro 2012.
"Elton John and band Queen with Adam Lambert play against Aids here at Independence Square..." a spokesperson for the Olena Pinchuk AntiAids Foundation said in Kiev...
The concert is set to be the largest event of Euro 2012 outside the football, attracting hundreds of thousands of people to the main square of Ukraine.
The once in the lifetime event featuring two of the biggest music acts of all time will be screened live on TV throughout Ukraine and Poland, raising awareness about Aids/HIV.
All the musicians who will perform on the night will waive their fees for the charity concert organised by the foundation AntiAids and supported by UEFA and held under the slogan: Your life - not a game. Stop Aids together...
The extravaganza in Kiev is on June 30 at 8pm and has been given the Ok to run until after midnight.
During the concert there will be a charity collection supporting a new project to help Ukrainian children that explores HIV and Aids awareness through football symbols and rules.
The initiative is a new joint project of the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) and Olena Pinchuk AntiAids Foundation... It's part of a longstanding cooperation between the partners. With the Elton John Aids Foundation working in Ukraine since 2002, the charity later started working with the Olena Pinchuk AntiAids Foundation in 2007, launching a joint nationwide programme aimed at helping HIV-positive children...
In Kharkov Square in 2008, a charity concert with Queen featuring Paul Rodgers was also dedicated to the fight against AIDS in Ukraine.
The Queen and Paul Rodgers concert was also organised in cooperation with the Mercury Phoenix Trust.
One of the outcomes of the collaboration was a new care centre for HIV-positive children in the Zelenogaisky orphanage, which was repaired and renovated using the funds raised from the concert...
Elton John established the EJAF in the UK in 1993 with the intention of breaking down prejudice and improving treatment and education about Aids/HIV.
The charity is now one of the biggest and highest impact privately funded Aids organisations in the world. Its grant-making commitments for 2011 were a record $8,316,871… EJAF is the first and only charity fighting Aids in Ukraine that operates via private donations.