"The popular music festival is cancelled this year"
"There will be no Popagandafestival in the year. "
"the Organizers have decided to put it on the ice."
"this is about a pause to collect our visions," says Popagandas project manager Elin Nilsson."
"It is the association Popaganda, which, together with its partner, konsertarrangören Luger, made the decision. The idea with the break is that the festival should look over the opportunities available to ”take advantage of its position on the festivalkartan”, according to a press release. It has no plans to change cooperation with Luger. "
"– We get the chance to focus on our creativity and what we can improve and bring together our visions. We are back in 2020 and it feels good, even Luger is on our visions and ideas. Exactly which visions we have, I can unfortunately not reveal, " says project manager Elin Nilsson. "
"the music festival Popaganda has attracted festival goers to Eriksdalsbadet in Stockholm since 2008 with artists such as Lily Allen, Veronica Maggio, Håkan Hellström and The XX. "
"– It is of course sad to take a break but we believe that it is the best for the festival."
"Over the years, there are several festivals that have taken a break to then be put down, among others, the hultsfred festival in sweden, Bråvalla and Emmaboda. But this is not the case with Popaganda. "
"– It should be remembered that we have taken a break before, in 2007, and then we came out much stronger, the idea is that it will be the same this time, " she says."
"”the Reasons are always economic”"
"Aftonbladet musikrecensent, Markus Larsson, says it doesn't have heard about a festival that only takes a break for a year. "
"– Have not heard of a festival taking a break for a year, I don't know, recharge the batteries. The reasons always tend to be financial or logistical. Suspect that storsatsningen Lollapalooza has with the decision to make. In this way there is no risk of Popaganda to compete for the audience or the attention of the same year as the konsertarrangören Live Nation trying to establish the international festivaljätten ”Lolla” in Stockholm, sweden, and vice versa. Live Nation owns the Luger who cooperate with Popaganda. "