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Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot will perform in Romania this summer

Famous Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot will perform in Romania this August, at the Awake Festival organized on the Teleki Estate in Gornesti, Mures county. This year’s edition of the festival is scheduled for August 15-18.

Awake 2019’s lineup also includes Netsky, JP Cooper, Triggerfinger, De Staat, and AJ Tracey. Pussy Riot will perform on the festival’s main stage, their show also including a speech in the Feed Your Mind program, News.ro reported.

Pussy Riot was founded in August 2011 in Moscow, and its members have been staging several protest performances over the years. They gained global notoriety in February 2012 when five members of the group staged a performance inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which they said was a protest against the Orthodox Church leaders’ support for Vladimit Putin during the election campaign. Three group members were arrested and later sentenced to prison, being charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. The trial and sentence attracted international criticism, including from Amnesty International, which called the three women “prisoners of conscience.”

Passes for the 2019 Awake Festival cost RON 139 (some EUR 30) and RON 169 (EUR 35) and can be purchased online at Eventim.ro, Iabilet.ro, and Tickets.awakefestival.ro.

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(Photo source: Facebook / PussyRiot)

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Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot will perform in Romania this summer

Famous Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot will perform in Romania this August, at the Awake Festival organized on the Teleki Estate in Gornesti, Mures county. This year’s edition of the festival is scheduled for August 15-18.

Awake 2019’s lineup also includes Netsky, JP Cooper, Triggerfinger, De Staat, and AJ Tracey. Pussy Riot will perform on the festival’s main stage, their show also including a speech in the Feed Your Mind program, News.ro reported.

Pussy Riot was founded in August 2011 in Moscow, and its members have been staging several protest performances over the years. They gained global notoriety in February 2012 when five members of the group staged a performance inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which they said was a protest against the Orthodox Church leaders’ support for Vladimit Putin during the election campaign. Three group members were arrested and later sentenced to prison, being charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. The trial and sentence attracted international criticism, including from Amnesty International, which called the three women “prisoners of conscience.”

Passes for the 2019 Awake Festival cost RON 139 (some EUR 30) and RON 169 (EUR 35) and can be purchased online at Eventim.ro, Iabilet.ro, and Tickets.awakefestival.ro.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Facebook / PussyRiot)

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