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Jurmala will no longer host song festival New Wave

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe international contest of young singers New Wave will no longer take place in Jurmala, because organizers have failed to agree with the Jurmala City Council. Now some other city will be chosen as the venue. It might as well be Riga, according to one of New Wave founders Igor Krutoy’s statement in the newspaper Čas.

Krutoy points out that negotiations between the Jurmala City Council and organizers of the event have reached a critical limit and there is no way for further cooperation.

As reported earlier, New Wave could move to the Italian Riviera resort of San Remo, which has been hosting a popular festival of pop performers since 1951.

Raimonds Pauls, the most famous Latvian composer and one of New Wave patrons, admits he is not surprised by the move, as disagreements between the two parties had been growing all along.

Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis said he was on a vacation and would return to work on Monday, so he could not provide any comment.

Also last summer it was reported that the New Wave organizers are not satisfied with the situation in Jurmala and the attitude towards the event. They state that the Concert Hall is outdated and nothing is done to improve it. Besides, entrepreneurs are quick to help their prices skyrocket during the days of the contest.

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  1. Juris says:

    They kill the goose that lay golden eggs. That is good the local traders and entrepreneurs are fully responsible of it in asking prices even higher than the french riviera .b.etter get there.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Jurmala will loose more then their fame and money. It will loose their prestige on the international level. Too Bad! It is a such a GREAT EVENT
    for a such small country as Latvia. Jurmala mayor should be standing with his arm open to a New Wave. O,Well! Another place will get that benefit. Great for whoever going to sponsor Russians>

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  3. Igor says:

    That is good.We do not need that shit.

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