|Author||Subject: Paul McCartney Concert Kiev|
|Ukraine Connections|| Posted At 11:51:03 05/04/2008
Sir Paul McCartney has announced that he will be performing a free concert in Kiev’s Independence Square on the 14 th June. The concert, called ‘Independence Concert’ is the brainchild of Victor Pinchuk, the billionaire tycoon who was behind last year’s free concert by Elton John in the same square.
“One could not imagine this 30 years ago. Nobody could even dare to hope for this 20 years ago. One could only dream about it 10 years ago. 5 years ago we could only envy our neighbours for whom this became a reality. And finally the day has come. For the first time we have the opportunity to hear the songs that changed the world and created a new culture” Pinchuk was quoted as saying.
To coincide with the free concert, the Pinchuk art Centre, the largest contemporary art gallery in Eastern Europe, will be exhibiting 40 pieces of artwork by Sir Paul McCartney – the first exhibition by the artist in this part of the world. Sir Paul will personally open the exhibition.
Ukraine, and in particular Kiev, has in recent times been the focus of much international attention – since the dramatic Orange Revolution in 2004, hosting the 2005 Eurovision song contest, recently being awarded as the joint host of the 2012 UEFA Football championship, and playing host to a string of concerts by artists such as Elton John and the Rolling Stones, the announcement of this most recent concert solidifies Kiev as Eastern Europe’s new cultural hub. Together with its ancient history, inspiring architecture, cosmopolitan night life and increasing awareness on the world stage Kiev has truly come of age.
McCartney says: “I’m very excited because on the 14 th June I’ve been invited to play a concert in Independence Square, Kiev. Me and the band are going to be there and we’re going to have a great evening and we hope to see you there. So come long, it’s going to be a great evening hopefully for Ukraine. Pull together, groove, rock and roll – all together!”
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