Pink Floyd coming to Cyprus?!!

pink_floyd_-_dark_side_of_the_moonI know many of our readers have a sour taste in their mouths following our elaborate April Fools day article on Metallica coming to Cyprus, but we moved quickly to satisfy our islanders thirst for rock by being the first to announce Alice Cooper’s upcoming concert in Limassol. Furthermore we’ve launched a free ticket giveaways to the event offering 2 lucky winners 100 euro worth of tickets!

But this next event should make the previous two announcements sound so much better. Pink Floyd may arrive to our shores to preform at the ‘Green Line’ in Nicosia, in an attempt to raise more awareness of the only separated country within the EU. This is not the first time the band has been involved with peace/charities/awareness gigs, there last most memorable Live 8 Contribution in July(2005) which included Roger Waters rejoining David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. It was the quartet’s first performance together in over 24 years!

Its difficult to describe their genre as they first became known from their psychadelic and space rock music, and later developed a more progressive rock style influencing many well known artists today. Their philosophical and thought provoking lyrics have inspired and puzzled many about the state of which we live in. Many of Pink Floyd’s songs are about division and lack of communication, so it would be fitting for them to be a positive part of the future of Cyprus as one island.

We need YOUR help people to get the word around and get the support needed to make it happen. We need to get over 10,000 fans on the facebook ‘Do you want Pink Floyd  to preform across the green line in Nicosia’ group, so join become a fan and share with your friends and we at OnThisIsland will monitor the progress of this ambitious project and let you know what happens.

If you are on facebook, show support for this cause by becoming a fan of this cause here.

  • peter

    come on guys spread the word. become a fan and make this event a reality.
    see ya all at the Dark Side Of The Moon!

  • This event will happen, we just need the support of the people so many thanks for all the help spreading the word

    This can be a really importain event for the future of Cyprus (plus Pink FLoyd are awesome!)

  • Forgot to say, digg this article here
    http://digg.com/music/Can_Pink_Floyd_Unite_Cyprus

  • You think Pink Floyd cares how many fans you get on facebook?!?!?

    I think you are tricking your users in order to gain users in your group and promote your website 🙁

    • peter

      firstly mate the group on facebook isnt mine. secondly too some extent i agree, i dont think pink floyd cares how many fans we get on facebook. but the fact of the matter is there have been talks of a possible pink floyd gig in the only divided capital in europe(thats nicosia if you were wondering) as well as in israel (israeli-palestinian conflict). we get enough fans on the group and then we can get some media coverage, and that my friend may be just enough to tip the scales and bring this legendary band.
      if anything be optimistic and you will be surprised.

    • hey there John,

      as the chief editor of OnThisIsland.com let me just assure you that we are a dedicated and quickly growing online magazine dealing with all event news.

      so whether this event is organised or not, we see it as a good idea and thus promote it 🙂

      we have no affiliation with the owners of the linked facebook page either.

  • Aristia

    That would be the greatest thing ever!!! Lets rOOOOOCKKKKKK!!!!!!!

    Pink FLoyd babeeeeeeee!!!! 😀

  • Hi John,
    I am the originator of the Pink Floyd in Cyprus page.

    The story is on this site purely to raise awareness to our page.

    I have no connection to this website in any way other than accepting their kind offer of help to make this thing happen.

    Luckily not everybody is as cynical as you, and like the very few number of people who have criticised the facebook page, you haven’t even bothered to read what it is all about!

    Try to be part of the solution and not part of the problem before you criticise the good will of others! (rant over)
    Peace!