Stealth Music Festival Sneaks Into Afghanistan

White Page performing in Kabul.

Most music festivals fret about the weather, artists cancellations, and ticket sales, but if you’re putting on Afghanistan’s first rock festival in over thirty years, then there’s a lot more to worry about. It sounds crazy (which makes it sound even more rock-n-roll), but the Sound Central Festival in Kabul is currently throwing a month long festival.


So how do you through a rock festival in a war-torn city? Sound Central keeps all shows a secret until the last minute, then sends out Facebook, Twitter, and text announcements to their fans. They call it a “stealth operation”. Check this story from the New Yorker for a taste of what’s happening.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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