Celine Dion in talks to headline Morocco’s Mawazine Festival

Celine Dion
Updated 30 January 2018
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Celine Dion in talks to headline Morocco’s Mawazine Festival

JEDDAH: According to a report on Sayidaty.net, Celine Dion fans in North Africa might just get lucky this year, as the management of Morocco’s Mawazine Festival are negotiating with Dion to get the Canadian diva to headline this year’s edition, which will run from June 22 to 30.
Sayidaty claims that talks between Maroc Cultures Association, the festival organizers, and Dion, have already failed once, four months ago. The magazine alleges that Dion’s demands — including a performance fee of $218,500 in addition to expenses for a 160-member entourage — proved too expensive for the organizers. Sayidaty does not explain why Maroc Cultures Association feels that situation might have changed.
Mawazine is a critically acclaimed festival that boasts a truly eclectic, international lineup every year, bringing together luminaries of world music as well as huge international pop stars. Past editions have seen the likes of Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa and Kylie Minogue take to the stage to perform to vast crowds. In recent years, attendance figures across the week have topped 2 million.


’Unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

Updated 13 November 2018
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’Unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

  • The Irish Aviation Authority said it was looking into “reports from a small number of aircraft”
  • The bright lights were seen Friday morning by pilots from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic

LONDON: Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland.
The Irish Aviation Authority said Tuesday it was looking into “reports from a small number of aircraft” about what was called “unusual air activity” on Friday.
“The report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process,” the authority said in a statement.
Press reports indicate the bright lights were seen Friday morning by pilots from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
The airlines did not immediately respond to request for comments.