Irish musician Sir Bob Geldof will close this year‘s Nisville music festival on Sunday, August 11th, appearing on stage in Serbia for the first time.
The Nisville Jazz Festival opens on August 2nd on stages at the fortress in the southern Serbian town of Niš. According to the Nisville website, the festival, which started in 1994, is the biggest festival of its kind in southeastern Europe.
Some of the artists who performed at the festival include Billy Cobham, Benny Golson, the Original Blues Brothers Band, Hans & Candy Dulfer, the Mingus Dynasty, Stanley Jordan, Richard Galliano, Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, De Phazz, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
This year, the Festival will be held from August 2nd to 11th, and the main festival programme begins on August 8th on the Niš Fortress.
For more information about the Festival’s programme, click here.
Sir Bob Geldof, KBE, started his career in music with the Boomtown Rats new wave group and became globally famous when he initiated a humanitarian effort for people starving in parts of Africa which included the hit single “Do They Know It‘s Christmas” and the Live Aid concerts in 1985. The single was sold in 12 million copies worldwide and earned over £8 million in the first 12 months since the release.
He was knighted in 1986, the same year that he started a solo career. His autobiographical book “Is That It” was published after the Live Aid project and is part of the high school curriculum in Great Britain.