Top Greek and Cypriots singers and bands are taking part in a three-day bicommunal festival taking place between July 5 and 7 in the moat by Famagusta Gate in Nicosia and organised by the United Democratic Youth Organisation (Edon).
“The 30th festival of Edon will be held under the slogan ‘Looking in the future, changing the present’ calling on the people, especially the young generation, to fight for change and demand a federal solution to the Cyprus problem, liberation and reunification of our homeland,” the organisation said in a statement.
This year’s festival will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Ernesto Che Guevara’s assassination and to the Communist Youth of Cuba who will be present at the festival.
Greek singer Panos Katsimixas is performing on July 5 with Lavrentis Macheritsas and Yiannis Zouganelis taking the stage on July 6.
The festival ends on July 7 with a special tribute to the 80th anniversary of the birth of Manos Loizos, one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Greek singers George Dalaras, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Miltos Paschalidis and Aspasia Stratigou will be performing.
To accommodate the festival and the music awards of the Super FM radio on July 12, Famagusta Gate will be closed until July 15.
“Access to the site of the Famagusta Gate will be allowed only during the time of the events. Outside those hours no one will be able to enter,” Nicosia municipality has announced.