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The Russian government-sponsored Heat International Music Festival, scheduled for May 20-21 in the New Uzbekistan Park in Tashkent, may be rescheduled, the organizers said, noting that more detailed information would be provided in the near future.

On March 29, blogger Mirzayor Erkinov called for a boycott of the event due to the participation of "Z-artists who are supported by the Kremlin and support the war waged by Kremlin onto Ukraine."

Boycott Poster

Boycott Poster. Source: Mirzo Zominiy / Telegram.

The ticket marketplace iTicket, after the first publications about the boycott of the event on March 31, announced that the festival would take place anyway.

On April 3, the page of the festival in the service was unavailable. iTicket initially explained this was caused by "technical maintenance", but then noted that the page "was temporarily closed due to the possible cancellation of the concert." iTicket added that in this case, in order to return tickets, you will need to contact the company's office or contact by phone.

The festival's Instagram account has also been blocked. The organizers of the concert said that the page was blocked by Instagram itself “due to numerous complaints.”

Previously, the Heat festival was canceled in Baki and Almaty. In Kazakhstan, social media users also demanded the cancellation of the festival and called for a boycott. After the first wave of indignation among Kazakhs, the organizers of the festival removed from the poster the mention of Lolita, Sergey Lazarev, Yegor Creed, who participated in the concert marathon "For Russia". Together with them, Polina Gagarina and Larisa Dolina performed at these events. Their concerts were canceled under public pressure in Kazakhstan.

After the cancellation in Almaty, the festival was moved to Tashkent, where the concert was to feature HammAli & Navai, EMIN, Ani Lorak, Olga Buzova, Dabro, Disco Crash, Jasmine, Artik&Asti, KARNA.VAL, Vanya Dmitrienko, Vlade Kay, Mary Gu , Bahh Tee & Turken, Cosmos girls, Nyusha and others.

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