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Live Earth concert in Reykjavík?

By Iceland Review

A series of concerts to support environmental issues entitled Live Earth will be held in several cities across the globe on July 7. One of the concerts may be held Reykjavík if the government decides to support it financially.

“I sent a request for support to the Prime Minister’s Office in early January, but I have not received any answers,” Kári Sturluson, the “ambassador” of Live Earth in Iceland, told Fréttabladid.

“We have not taken a stand against the issue and the support is still being discussed,” said Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir, assistant to the prime minister, adding that it is not usually the government’s role to sponsor concerts.

According to Sturluson, the organizers of Live Earth, some of whom took part in organizing the Live 8 concerts in 2005, would like one of the concerts to take place in Reykjavík because of Iceland’s music reputation, its nature and the harnessing of environmentally friendly energy.

It is expected that two billion people will watch the concerts.

The cost of the Live Earth concerts are estimated at ISK 80 million (USD 1.3 million, EUR 920,000) and Sturluson has requested a support of ISK 15 (USD 240,000, EUR 170,000) million from the government.

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