It’s been a week since the last chords of KUBANA-2014. It’s time to reflect on, while the memories and emotions are still fresh.
This KUBANA was a challenge from the very beginning up to the last minute. We did it against all odds. Many times we wanted to leave, but together with you we have finished this journey. We know that many things failed, but we fought to the end. We fought for every band, for each of you, for every minute of the farewell festival. Thank you all for 6 years of joy, support and companionship. Unfortunately there are more questions than answers. But maybe this is how it has to be?
We would like to answer the most frequently asked questions.
1. Why there were no announcements about cancellation of the bands?
At some point we realized that this situation is like an avalanche. We got the information about the cancellations a day or even few hours before the show of the bands. It was useless to explain anything to the artists. We couldn’t save the situation no matter how hard we try. We couldn’t make any promises. Every cancellation was a blow for us!
2. How come that the pass to KUBANA is of the same price as Rock-am-Ring?
How come that the price for the room in Veselovka is of the same price as 5* hotel in Europe? How come that the price for the plane ticket Moscow-Anapa is of the same price as Moscow – New York? What will happen to Rock-am-Ring if you deprive it of the entire infrastructure? And then you make calculations yourself.
Add here the artists’ royalty that is higher than in Europe and lack of audience for such festivals in Russia.
3. Why is it farewell KUBANA?
The last two years festival was losing money for different reasons. Each year we planned to cover them the next year. Geopolitical situation in Russia didn’t allow recouping and even made it worse. And there are no magnates and patrons among the management of the festival. Further work on the festival is impossible without lowering the standards and we are not ready for this step. Besides, foreign propaganda ranks Krasnodar Krai among trouble spots and foreign people are afraid to come here. It makes booking really difficult.
You ask us: «What’s next?» We don’t know yet. Life goes on and joy and emotional warmth that KUBANA gave all these years stay with us!
Love, smile, enjoy every minute of this life, stay true and then may be the miracle will happen and the world will change!
We love you! #longlivekubana