KaZantip festival

Another music festival in Georgia canceled after threats from priests

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , , |

Orthodox priests demanded that the ruins must be protected from 'amoral' behavior. TBILISI, DFWatch--One more electronic music festival in Georgia has been canceled due to threats from clergy, this time in Kobuleti on the Black Sea coast.  Organizers of GR Fest wrote on Facebook that the youth festival, which is scheduled to start on [...]

KaZantip manager calls Georgians ‘ridiculous’ for removing sculpture

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Youth|Tags: , |

From an anti-KaZantip demonstration in Tbilisi in 2014. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The manager of KaZantip has called Georgians ‘ridiculous, poor and wild’ people after learning that someone demolished a sculpture built by the music festival’s organizers in Anaklia last summer. KaZantip is an electronic music […]

Music festival KaZantip returns to Crimea

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , |

Last year, KaZantip was held in Anaklia, Georgia. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The popular Ukrainian festival KaZantip, which took place in Georgia last year after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, may this year return to Ukraine but with a different name. An alternative music festival will take place in Anaklia, where the festival was held in 2014. […]

Fired Georgian tourism official says he was pressured by the Church

By | September 16th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Giorgi Sigua. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The former head of Georgia’s National Tourism Administration has said that the Georgian Orthodox Church demanded that he cancel a music festival shortly before he was sacked. Giorgi Sigua was one of those who helped organize the festival, but was […]

Music festival KaZantip to be held in Georgia in 2015

By | September 12th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

KaZantip is planned held in Georgia also in 2015. TBILISI, DFWatch–Organizers of KaZantip are determined to hold the electronic music festival in Georgia next year too, despite low visitor numbers last month. But the condition is that the government allows the festival site in Anaklia to be used. KaZantip was held […]

KaZantip festival in Georgia a failure, may be cancelled

By | August 27th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

KaZantip visitors are making the most of it, but some are disappointed. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The long-awaited music festival KaZantip turned out a disappointment for some visitors and the head organizer. The electronic music festival, which has been held for the last decade in Crimea, was moved to Georgia’s Black Sea coast after Russia’s […]

KaZantip opens as conservatives protest

By | August 20th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

Conservatives protested outside the old parliament building in Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Conservative groups continued protesting against KaZantip Wednesday as the music festival opened at 9 pm in the evening. Those opposed to the festival are radical Orthodox Christians and small opposition parties. On Wednesday one such group held a protest […]

KaZantip organizer to priests: ‘We have a no drugs policy’

By | August 15th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

KaZantip is planned held in Anaklia, a beach resort in Georgia near the border with Abkhazia. (Palitra.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The manager of KaZantip has offered to meet priests and conservative activists to discuss the music festival, claiming that they are misinformed. Orthodox activists demonstrated near the festival site Thursday using biblical slogans warning […]

Georgian conservatives demonstrate against KaZantip

By | August 14th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Orthodox activists are against the music festival KaZantip. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian conservatives continue trying to stop the music festival KaZantip from going ahead in Georgia and Thursday organized another rally, this time attempting to enter the festival compound. Orthodox clerics and followers a few days ago […]

Georgian Church plans big demonstration against KaZantip

By | August 4th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , |

Archimandrite Antimoz. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Clerics in Georgia plan a big demonstration against the music festival KaZantip, and have started information work and preparing the Church and clerics. Archimandrite Antimoz on Sunday told Interpressnews that the rally is going to be peaceful […]

Traditionalists are against holding music festival KaZantip in Georgia

By | July 28th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

National Front and People’s Assembly are against holding a festival like KaZantip in a country with ancient traditions. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of religious radicals protested in Tbilisi on Saturday against the music festival KaZantip, which is planned in the end of August in Anaklia, a sea resort in western Georgia. The same day, locals in Anaklia demonstrated in support of the […]

Georgian Church wants music festival called off

By | July 26th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

KaZantip will be organized in Anaklia from August 20 to August 30. TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Orthodox Church is against holding the electronic music festival KaZantip in Georgia, claiming that it will ‘harm’ Georgians. The ten-day music festival used to be held in Crimea, but due to the Russian annexation it will this year be held in Anaklia, on the Black […]

Music festival KaZantip defends against splinter group

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , , , , |

Photo published by the Anaklia organizing group. TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republic of KaZantip, until now residing in Crimea, seems to be experiencing its own share of separatism, but it’s hard to figure out who is breaking away from whom. Perhaps it is more fitting to call the music festival uprooted […]

KaZantip festival will go ahead in Crimea after all

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

An offshoot of the KaZantip festival is being organized in Georgia, but it will also be held in its original location in Crimea. (Publicity photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The electronic dance music festival KaZantip will be held in Crimea after all. Earlier it was announced it had moved to Georgia. For the last 22 years, KaZantip has been held in Crimea. But this year, it was first announced it had moved to Georgia, […]

Music festival KaZantip moved from Crimea to Georgia

By | May 22nd, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , |

It is common to bring yellow suitcases to KaZantip. (Publicity photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–For the first time, the electronic dance music festival KaZantip will take place in Georgia, due to recent events in Ukraine. The festival has been held annually in Crimea since 1992. Now, following the Russian annexation of the peninsula, it is […]