Venue in Bucharest has been changed
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:58 am
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Concert Leonard Cohen moves Stadium Youth - Iolanda Balas Soter
by Cosmin Navadaru HotNews.ro
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 19:38 Life | Showbiz
Leonard Cohen will not sing in Constitution Square concert on September 4 was moved to Stadium Youth - Iolanda Balas Soter, inform the organizers. Measure was taken because of the existence Tuborg Green Fest festival, scheduled to start everything on September 4, just 500 meters away from the place where he had to sing Leonard Cohen. "We can not risk, in Constitution Square, as everywhere Hallelujah and Dance Me To The End Of Love to hear an entire music festival in Park Izvor", say those in Events. "The two shows can coexist without problems, answer Tuborg Green Fest organizers.
Starting on August 28, ticket holders can see ticketing sites to verify the new configuration of seats. Visibility locations will be maintained, depending on the category of ticket purchased but, due to the configuration of this new place, the location will be slightly different sectors. Spectators can check the map, which will be available starting on August 28, http://www.ticketpoint.ro sites, http://www.eventim.ro, http://www.bilete.ro and http://www.blt.ro.
Leonard Cohen concert organizers Position
"Leonard Cohen's concerts to listen with your hand on her lips to keep quiet, with eyes closed to taste the atmosphere. Simply can not risk, in Constitution Square, as everywhere Hallelujah and Dance Me To The End Of Love to hear an entire music festival in the park fountain.
We are deeply disappointed that Tuborg, until now one of the known supporters of music in Romania, has chosen to organize the event on the same day and so close to Cohen's concert, demonstrating a lack of elementary respect for thousands of spectators. The festival was announced on July 22, after almost three months from the sale of tickets for the concert of Leonard Cohen (May 5).
The solutions proposed by Tuborg and Emag, producer of the festival, after weeks of negotiations, namely the orientation of the scenes and sound systems in different directions are unrealistic. Discussions with representatives of City Hall in terms of capital put back slots of the two concerts have led, unfortunately, to no avail. We do not know if this is the result of negligence or indifference of the two companies, but out of respect for music and the audience, I decided to change location to have a concert under optimal conditions, "said Sorina Burlacu, General Events.
Rob Hallet, President of AEG Live International, the tour's international promoter Leonard Cohen: "Silence is an unattainable goal at a beer festival ... even without the contest live music, people come there to have fun and do not ever in silence. We have agreed that Leonard Cohen to come to Bucharest and, therefore, can not support an exceptional show, just as it does in any other part of the world ".
Last autumn, Canadian artist celebrated birthday in the cheers of ten thousand Romanian fans in a special concert, held with the house closed. "We know fans a message most of them will see the concert for the second time. They know that Cohen's music, romantic, dark and poetic, even with speakers within data can not coexist with an event that" the fundamental principles are the explosive live shows, quality beer and nonconformist attitude. "We regret that this time the beer beat poetry", says Sorina Burlacu.
The official reaction from festival organizers and producers of Tuborg Green Fest
Laura Coroianu, CEO Emag: "We are sad that another organizer of concerts choose this way to mask their problems and create a false image among the media and the public. We have made our company the technical details and I Events discussed with its representatives and the Bucharest municipality all these details, local officials are also finding that the two shows can coexist without problems. To not get into a useless controversy, as producers of Tuborg Green Fest and the market leaders in the field organization of concerts, we believe the best response to such unfounded accusations is to let the experts speak. Mr. Cristian Singer, director of Paradigm Group, the company that provided the technical production of Leonard Cohen's first show in Romania, can provide all those interested necessary arguments. "
Cristian Singer, director of Paradigm Group: "In the show's sutinut artist last year in the capital (the company produced all Events), the stage was located at a distance of about 50 meters from one of the most circulated and congested intersections in Bucharest, a nodal point for transport in the capital. Noise in an intersection is also a much higher decibel level than any hypothetical reflection of sound from the location Tuborg Green Fest.
The second scene was located at a distance of approximately 600 m each other, the scene Tuborg Green Fest was placed back to the other scene, to prevent any acoustic signal transmission to the Constitution Square. Between the two locations there was a natural barrier, the Palace of Parliament building and a wooded hill of 18m, which blocks any direct light between the two locations. The sound is addressed to the most distant point on the purpose of the park, so there is a very small echo of the structure of the buildings, most of which are located at 300/400 m distance from the scene. Taking into account wind direction and orientation, but strong winds can come back and redirect the sound from one scene to the other, but in this case none of the two events could no longer take place, that would have meant bad weather.
As a conclusion, there was not any chance that the sound of the two scenes to interfere. As part of last year's concert production of Leonard Cohen can ensure that noise adjacent to the location was not higher than this year Rugby Stadium, a stadium located near the traffic very noisy, with trams, buses and numerous cars passing very small remote location.
Doron Zilberstein, Vice President Marketing URBB: "Our company has chosen to organize Emag Tuborg Green Fest, a festival of international stature, just for the professionalism that an industry leader we can guarantee a large scale event. At our turn, we want to assure participants of the festival that will be made for their comfort. We also regret that manifest such statements, both from our side, the organizers and producers of Tuborg Green Fest, and the Events have been necessary and caused due to reasons totally unfounded ".