Dua Lipa goes back to her roots

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Dua Lipa’s father has set up a festival in Kosovo to help put the country “on the map culturally”.

The ‘IDGAF’ hitmaker was born in London to Albanian parents from Kosovo who had left the capital city of Pristina in the 1990s. And to give something back to the community, the 22-year-old singer’s dad, Dukagjin Lipa, has launched SunnyHill Festival in their hometown, which takes place at Germia Park between August 11 and 12, and is headlined by Dua and her rapper pal Action Bronson.

Dua took to Twitter to explain the reasoning behind the name of the festival.

25 percent of the profits made from ticket sales will go towards The SunnyHill Foundation – which Dua is a patron of – a center which aims to reduce poverty and work with youths to encourage them to take up their dream careers.

Announcing the new event, Dua said:

The line-up includes homegrown talent and the ‘One Kiss’ hitmaker’s support act from her UK and Ireland tour in April, rapper Col3trane and Calvin Harris’ protege DJ SG Lewis.

Dua previously spoke of how much her musician father influenced her pop career. The ‘New Rules’ hitmaker explained: “I was born and raised in London to Kosovan-Albanian parents in 1995. My father was a musician and music has paid a very big role in my life.”

 

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