The KaZantip International Festival, traditionally held in Crimea, will now take place in Vietnam.
This was announced by the Festival organizer Nikita Marshunok.
“Several factors must join to realize my dream about a winter equatorial project: loyalty of authorities, logistics, climate and religion. The last factor is important because the pseudo-moralism that is most commonly a religious grounded phenomenon sometimes prevents very much the development of progressive projects. Islam and Orthodoxy are enough thin backgrounds for musical and creative innovations, but 80% of Vietnamese are atheists and that is a rare factor,” said Marshunok.
According to him, the Epizode Festival, that is the successor of KaZantip, will take place from December 31 to January 14 in Vietnam.
As we have informed, in March 2015 the occupation administration of Crimea decided to ban the festival of electronic music Kazantip, as well as its successor Befooz due to the alleged multiple violations of fire regulations and anti-terrorism legislation.
The Crimean enforcers and supervisory authorities have done everything to prevent the Festival from being held.