Editors quit Kazakhstan festival over Russian sponsorship

By MediaMonkey

July 10, 2024

There’s been a lot of people boycotting UK music festivals over sponsors links to the Israeli war machine, but there are similar issues for UK bands across the world.

Editors had in discussions to play Park Life in Kazakhstan but have quit over the sponsor: Russian company Yandex.

Yandex is a Russian owned business whose main product is a search engine which promotes the Kremlin line on the invasion of Ukraine. That’s more than enough for Editors to walk away.

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