The legend of rock music, Elton John will take part in the sixth annual Festival of Life, held in the Polish city of Auschwitz in the memorial complex on the site of the former death camp. Previously the honorary guests of this event was Peter Gabriel, sting, Eric Clapton, Chris de Burgh and other famous musicians.
On the official website of the festival sir Elton, who in may of next year will come with gastroli in Israel, published the following text: «Like others, I was shocked by the latest terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere. In June, in oświęcim, we will arrange a celebration to the glory of life, peace and music.»
Festival of life in Osvencim was first held in 2010. The initiator of this event was the Polish journalist Darek Malbork, a native of this city, who aim to destroy the terrible image, which nesemann arises in the minds of people when they hear the word «Auschwitz». The festival also aims to establish links between different cultures and to oppose racism, antisemitism and all other forms of xenophobia.
Last year, event organizers have cancelled a concert of the Serbian musician Goran Bregovic, who performed in Russian-annexed Crimea and refused to condemn the Russian aggression in Ukraine.