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PURPLE, the legendary English rock band, are slated to appear live in the north
as part of the 25th anniversary of the CyprusNear EastUniversity, according to
a representative of the university executive board.
a press conference held today, the university representative said that the band
will be performing on May 24, at the Near East park in Nicosia. The concert has
also been listed on the band’s official website with a link to buy tickets.
to the Cyprus News Agency, a reporter from the daily Kibris Postasi asked
whether the Cyprus government in the South had tried to prevent the concert
from taking place. A representative of the university responded that in a
period when negotiations on the Cyprus problem are ongoing a rock concert
should unite people.
is not a political event. Music is an international language and shouldn’t be
perceived as a threat by anyone,” he said.
concert should be considered as a confidence building measure and a gesture of
good will, that shows that we can come together in the international spirit of
music,” he added.
also said that they will be arranging for chartered flights for people who want
to attend the concert.
to the organisers, the event will cost €970,000.
by major international stars in the north have caused controversies in the
past. In July 2010, pop star Jennifer Lopez had to cancel an appearance at a
luxury hotel in the north, following a political backlash.