On Thursday March 11th, the Ukrainian flag flew high at the top of the Atomium, one of the most symbolic architectural icons in Belgium. The action, called United for Ukraine, was organized to show support for the people of Ukraine.
DJs performed from 4 to 10 pm, under the magnificent structure, in front of more than 3,000 people. The event was set up by Marvin Weymeersch, one of the founders of Hangar, a former industrial site in Anderlecht converted into a techno Mecca. “The event was organized in less than a week,” the organizer told Belgian news outlet Le Soir.
The totality of the money collected will be given to the benefit of Ukrainian people displaced by the war.Marvin Weymeersch, organizer UnitedForUkraine
The City of Brussels, the police, the different managers of nightclubs or festivals responded positively to the proposal. Thousands attended and watched an impressive sunset while dancing for peace in Ukraine. ”At the final count, we believed we reached 4,000 paying spectators,” said Weymeersch. “The entrance ticket was 15 euros per person but there will be some extra gained from the bar.” All proceeds will be donated to help Ukrainian people.