Since September 2, when the world first saw the photo of lifeless Aylan washed up in Bodrum, more and more people have shown their support for the masses of refugees heading to Europe. Among them is Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst, who performed at the “Voices for Refugees” concert in Vienna’s Heldenplatz on October 3.
Organisers expected fewer than 50,000 people to show up to the concert, which was preceded by a public protest calling on governments to bolster their efforts to aid those in need. But nearly 150,000 demonstrators came to show their support. The line-up included many successful acts from Germany and Austria, including Bilderbuch, Die Toten Hosen, and Zucchero-he of “Baila Morena”. Miss Wurst performed her latest singles “Heroes” and “Put That Fire Out”.
Austria’s Presiden Heinz Fischer came out to support the event, telling the audience: “I’m proud of you, I’m proud of Vienna, I’m proud of Austria!”