Persecuted Russian band ready for Riddu Riđđu

Pussy Riot is one of this year's big artist releases at Riddu Riđđu. With their explosive punk-rock coloured by activism, protest and feminism, the group will enter the stage at Riddu for det first time.

Festival director, Sajje Solbakk is pleased with the booking:

- Pussy Riot have created a storm around the world: if you don't know their music, then you know their political commitment. Their power is made for our stage and now they finally arrive to Olmmáivággi. What an experience this will be!

Pussy Riot refers to themself's as a global feminist protest-art movement.

It is Nadya Tolokonnikova, a conceptual artist and activist, that is both front figure and founder of Pussy Riot. In addition, Nadya is an award winning artist who has performed at major music festivals and events throughout the world. She has also made a name for herself as a curator after developing and immersive experience at Saatchi and curating an auction at Sotheby's.

In 2012 Pussy Roit got global attention and followers after Nadya and two of the bandmembers was sentenced to two years in prison as a result of and anti-Putin performance. Recently, a new ciminal case was opened against Nadya in Russia, after she showes the installations "Virgin mary, Please Become a Feminist" and "Putin's Ashes" at the Deitch Gallery in January 2023. Now she is on Russia's most wanted list. This means that she will get arrested if she stays in Russia. That's why she lives in the USA now.