NEW YORK TIMES: Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?
20
Nov 2018

NEW YORK TIMES: Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?

Last Friday afternoon, Dukagjin Lipa, 49, sat backstage at Kosovo’s first major music festival, bleary-eyed and trying to ignore the two cellphones ringing on the table in front of him.

“Oh my God,” he said. “I didn’t sleep for 48 hours now.”

Founding the three-day Sunny Hill Festival — headlined by his daughter, the pop star Dua Lipa — had turned out to be tough. “No promoter would willingly come to Kosovo. It’s a logistical nightmare. It’s a financial nightmare,” he said, when asked why no one had put on a similar event before.

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