Music festival wants to make Kosovo cool

Pop star Dua Lipa with her father, Mr Dukagjin Lipa, backstage at the Sunny Hill Festival
Pop star Dua Lipa with her father, Mr Dukagjin Lipa, backstage at the Sunny Hill FestivalPHOTO: NYTIMES

PRISTINA (Kosovo) • Last Friday afternoon, Mr Dukagjin Lipa, 49, sat backstage at Kosovo's first major music festival, bleary-eyed and trying to ignore the two cellphones ringing on the table in front of him.

"I haven't slept for 48 hours," he said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2018, with the headline 'Music festival wants to make Kosovo cool'. Subscribe