Russian Techno DJ Nina Kraviz will not appear at three of her festival bookings in the coming weeks.
Dutch festival The Crave, Movement Detroit & PollerWiesen in Germany issued statements last week. Whilst the EU festivals decided to remove Kraviz from their shows, Movement put the ball in Nina’s court without granular details.
Nina Kraviz is unable to play Movement this year. Stay tuned for updated lineup and set times.— Movement Detroit (@MovementDetroit) May 19, 2022
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Kraviz, with hefty criticism led by Ukrainian artist Nastia and a split between her Trip label and its distributor – Clone.
Late last week, Nina issued a statement on her social media channels, breaking her silence around the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. In previous weeks, pressure had been mounting from several other artists who accused her of not caring or using her voice to have an influence.
Digesting her statement, it’s quickly apparent that aside from her pragmatic view on the situation, Nina understands the potential volatility of any comments or political suggestions. Choosing to emphasise her love for the music and remind people of the importance of not dragging others further into hatred or conflict, she displays a mature and unifying mindset amidst what has no doubt been an extremely difficult time for her.