Sunnyhill Festival will take place in August in the pop star's hometown
Dua Lipa‘s dad is organising his own music festival, with the first edition to take place this summer.
Sunnyhill Festival will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo – the singer’s hometown – between August 10-12. Dua Lipa will headline the event alongside Action Bronson and the “#1 DJ in the world” who will be announced on July 17.
In a note posted to Twitter, Lipa announced the inaugural Sunnyhill and explained the idea behind it. “So proud of my dad @dukagjinlipa who had an idea and a dream and is doing exactly what he said he would,” she wrote. “Id like to think I got some of my persistence and hunger from both my parents who have showed me that hard work will always shine through.
“He had an idea to create a festival in Prishtina, Kosova with lots of international and home acts to really help put Kosova on the map culturally,” she continued. “We have been so lucky to have all our friends join us for one of the most fun and musically diverse line-ups in the region.”
She added that 25 percent of all proceeds would go to the SunnyHill Foundation, which helps Kosovo’s youth in creative arts. “I’m so excited to head down a few days prior to the festival to do some work with the charity and visit my hometown!” Lipa said.
The full line-up for Sunnyhill Festival 2018 so far is as follows:
MC Kresha & Lyrical Son
Asgje Sikur Dielli
Dren Abazi & Zig Zag Orchestra
Gon & Sonik
Super early bird tickets are on sale now and cost €35. They can be purchased on the festival’s official website.
Meanwhile, Lipa recently revealed what fans could expect from her second album. Speaking to NME, the star said: “It has throwback elements, too. I’ve been listening to a lot of Outkast and Prince and things sonically I’m such a fan of so I’m just trying to take that and put it together with pop.”