His message reads, in particular:
”For many years now your authoritative competition on the Baltic coast has benefited from continued success; it has rewarded spectators with its rich and diverse cultural programme. Your festival is famous for its atmosphere of creative freedom and promotes the noble ideals of a rapprochement between peoples and the mutual enrichment of cultures. It always provides its spectators with a reason to feel joyous and celebrate, a unique opportunity to meet with recognized masters of a variety of musical genres and gifted newcomers.
I am confident that the upcoming concerts and performances will long be remembered by participants in this remarkable forum who have assembled for these days in sunny, beautiful and singing Jurmala.
New Wave is taking place in Jurmala (Latvia) for the seventh time. The competition’s programme features 17 beginning pop artists from 14 countries“.