Anorak News | Kosheen Cancel Belgrade WWII Camp Gig

Kosheen Cancel Belgrade WWII Camp Gig

by | 4th, November 2007

FOR those whose graves we dance on, we salute you:

A concert planned at a former World War II concentration camp in Belgrade was cancelled Saturday after protests, Beta news agency reported.

British band Kosheen, which had been due to play there, issued an apology on its website.

Kosheen had been due set play Saturday at the Staro Sajmiste in central Belgrade, but after complaints from the Simon Weisenthal Center and the local authorities they called it off.

A statement posted on the official Kosheen website said the band had been “distressed” to learn about what the venue had been used for in the past.

On Friday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Serbian authorities to stop the concert, which would have taken place where “tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Roma and Croats were killed during the World War II.”


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