Nile Rodgers, Becky Hill and Tom Odell among the stars for the Ukrainian concert program

Nile Rodgers, Becky Hill and Tom Odell have been announced as part of the star-studded line-up for the Concert for Ukraine charity music event.

The two-hour fundraiser, raising money for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine, will also feature performances by The Kingdom Choir and Manic Street Preachers.

Radio hosts Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton have also been confirmed as hosts of the concert.

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Becky Hill wins Best Dance Act award during Brit Awards 2022 (Ian West/PA)

The musicians join Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and rock band Snow Patrol – as well as Emeli Sande and Gregory Porter – who were recently announced as acts.

The event, which takes place on March 29, is set to be broadcast on ITV, STV, ITV Hub and STV Player and is produced by Livewire Pictures, all of which have partnered with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and media and entertainment group Global to stage the fundraiser.

The show will combine musical performances with short films acknowledging the ongoing relief efforts and the difficulties of those affected by the conflict.

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Camila Cabello (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Viewers can donate money to the cause throughout the evening, with the event taking place at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.

All sponsorship and advertising revenue generated from the show – estimated at more than £3m – will be donated by ITV to the DEC appeal.

Rodgers, 69, who will be performing with the band Chic, said: “During tough times you can always count on great musicians coming together to focus on what matters most.

As refugees from Ukraine join millions of other displaced people around the world, we all have a responsibilityCamila cabello

“At this moment nothing is more important than showing the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine that we stand by them, that we are one family.

“As we say in our song Everybody Dance, ‘Music never lets you down.'”

Cabello, who rose to fame as a member of girl group Fifth Harmony before launching a successful solo career, said: “My heart breaks for the people of Ukraine.

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Emeli Sande (Matt Crossick/PA)

“As refugees from Ukraine join millions of other displaced people around the world, we all have a responsibility. One of the greatest needs is raising funds for organizations that can serve these communities directly, so we are focusing our efforts on doing this as quickly as possible.”

Scottish singer Sande said: “I will sing to try to help every person who is forced to flee their homes and in solidarity with those who face racial discrimination even in this humanitarian crisis.

“No one should be denied access to assistance, assistance and the right to safely cross borders, and I welcome the opportunity to support the DEC’s appeal to help all those whose lives have been impacted by the conflict.”

I will sing to try to help every person who is forced to flee their homelandEmily Sande

Porter said he was “grateful to be able to raise my voice in the chorus of peace,” adding, “Together we can show our support for those who are saddened by current world events.”

At the event, Global will also host a live broadcast from backstage with a show being broadcast on its Heart and Capital networks.

Concert For Ukraine will be broadcast live on ITV and STV and online on ITV Hub and STV Player on Tuesday 29 March.

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