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Pink Floyd raises $600,000 for Ukraine

by The Kyiv Independent news desk December 24, 2022 6:19 PM 1 min read
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Rock band Pink Floyd announced it has raised over £450,000 ($542,000) for Ukraine with the song Hey Hey Rise Up.

The song features vocals by Andriy Khlyvniuk, Ukrainian lead vocalist of Boombox, from his viral video singing a folk song in central Kyiv during first day of the full-scale invasion.

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Nick Mason also personally donated £50,000 (over $60,000) to bring the total to £500,000 ($602,000) which will be distributed to humanitarian charities in Ukraine.

“Pink Floyd would like to thank everyone who has supported Hey Hey Rise Up,” the band said on Dec. 23.The song was the first new release of the iconic U.K. rock band in eight years.

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