Ukraine’s 2021 Eurovision entry to perform at Glastonbury

Ukraine’s Eurovision 2021 Go-A band will host the Glastonbury Festival next month, according to the band.

The electronic folk band was selected to represent their country in 2020, but will instead compete in 2021 after the previous competition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. They placed fifth at the event in Rotterdam with the song ‘SHUM’.

Posting on Facebook last week (May 13), Go-A has confirmed it will have a spot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. “Guys, we have special news!” They write. “We are going to Glastonbury!

“We will be playing the legendary British Glastonbury Festival this summer. This festival is one of the biggest music events, bringing together hundreds of thousands of people from all over the planet. Glastonbury’s 50-year history features all of the world’s most famous artists on one stage. We are extremely honored to have our band’s name on this year’s lineup. “

Go-A Glastonbury
CREDIT: Go-A / Facebook

They went on to reveal that they will be performing on the John Peel Stage, highlighting the stage’s legacy as an event that introduces future legends to the world including the likes of “Florence + The Machine , The xx, Daughter, The Killers, London Grammar and more”. “Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?” They write. “See you all on June 25 at the Glastonbury Festival. Let’s make music history together! ”

The band also urged UK promoters to book them for additional concerts around the festival, promising to provide proceeds from any performances to “support the army”. Ukrainian team”.

Go-A concert in the UK
CREDIT: Go-A / Facebook

Go-A was formed in 2012 and won the title of Best Song in Ukraine in 2015 for their single ‘Vesnianka’. So far, they have released one album, ‘Іди на звук’ or ‘Follow The Tune’ in 2016.

Meanwhile, Ukraine won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest last night (May 14) with the song ‘Stefania’ by the Kalush Orchestra. The group has since shared an official video for the track, which was filmed in the cities of Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka and Hostomel, all of which were bombed during Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

At the end of the video, a notice reads: “This video was shot in Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka, Hostomel, cities near Kyiv that have suffered the horrors of the Russian occupation. Dedicated to the brave Ukrainians, to the mothers who protect their children, to all those who gave their lives for our freedom. Every man, every woman, every innocent child.

“The war in Ukraine has many facets, but it was the face of our mother that kept our hearts alive during the darkest of times. Side by side with Ukraine! ”

You can donate here to the Red Cross to help those affected by the conflict in Ukraine or through some other way through Choose Love.

In other Glastonbury news, festival organizers have gradually confirmed lineups for individual stages, including Acoustic Stage, The Glade, The Common and Croissant Neuf. The festival will take place at Worthy Farm from June 22 to 26.

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Emma James

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