Organizers of the EXIT festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, where Icelandic superstar Björk is scheduled to play in July, say that the story about her concert being cancelled after she publicly supported Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia is false.
In a statement emailed to icelandreview.com, EXIT’s general manager Bojan Boskovic said, “These stories are quite bizarre and untrue. EXIT Festival has never cancelled any artist’s performance because of their political point-of-view or statements.”
“We’d like to clarify that the festival is right on track and festival preparations are our best ever. We’re really looking forward to announcing our program and, more over, seeing everybody again at the event in July,” Boskovic added.
According to Boskovic, EXIT was the first forum in the Balkans to gather people from all the former Yugoslavian countries after the civil wars.
EXIT started nine years ago as a student-initiated protest against the Milosevic regime and has become a symbol of togetherness and cultural diversity and is a social force that every year brings together more and more people, from every background and culture of the region, Boskovic said.
Meanwhile, Björk continues to encourage minority nations to declare independence. According to the Associated Press, Björk shouted “Tibet! Tibet!” after performing “Declare Independence” at her concert in Shanghai on Sunday, receiving mixed reactions from Chinese fans.
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