THE GUARDIAN: Dua Lipa’s father stages music festival for ‘peace-loving’ Kosovo
New Rules star will perform at Pristina event organised to boost country’s image. And her dad is playing too…
Dukagjin Lipa had long wanted to organise a “proper festival” in his native Kosovo to put it on the cultural map and prove that Europe’s newest nation could be defined by more than conflict and scandal.
His task became much easier when his daughter, Dua Lipa, shot to global fame last year with her no 1 hit New Rules. Now, the 22-year-old will headline at a festival in Pristina this week, which the family hopes will boost Kosovo’s image abroad and its national pride at home. “We want to give people a sense of belonging, of European living and the idea that we are part of Europe,” Dukagjin Lipa told the Observer. “This is the greatest way to promote Kosovo as a peace-loving and music-loving country that welcomes all our neighbours and all visitors who want to have fun.”
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