x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Kuwait cancels shopping festival concerts in solidarity with Syria

A number of top Kuwaiti and Gulf singers who were to perform during the month-long festival had already withdrawn.

KUWAIT CITY // Organisers of Kuwait's annual shopping festival, "February Nights", have cancelled all musical concerts in solidarity with the Syrian people, an organiser said.

"The situation is not suitable for staging concerts now since we are in a state of sorrow for what is happening in Syria," the head of the festival's celebrations committee, Abdullah Al Kaud, told Al Anbaa newspaper.

"The organising committee decided that it was unacceptable to stage musical parties while people are dying daily."

A number of top Kuwaiti and Gulf singers who were to perform during the month-long festival had already withdrawn. They include Kuwait's Nabeel Shuail and Abdullah Ruwaished, and Saudi Arabia's Rabeh Sager.