Conchita Wurst cancels Edinburgh Festival concert as Syrian musicians denied visas

Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst says she cancelled her headline appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival because her Syrian musicians were denied visas. The bearded pop star had been due to perform at the New European 

EUROVISION Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst missed her show at the Edinburgh International Festival last night after her Syrian band members were denied visas. The Austrian, who won the annual music competition in 2014 with Rise Like a Phoenix,

Conchita Wurst, who gained worldwide fame after winning the 2014 Eurovision song contest, called off her scheduled appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival after a three-member Syrian band with which she performs was denied entry to the UK.

The Austrian pop star revealed that her backing band Basalt had been denied entry to the UK but said 'we're with you in our hearts!' Greg Wilford · @@Greg_Wilford; an hour ago. Click to follow. The Independent Online. pg-38-wurst-1-morianz.jpg I am …

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