The Island Broadcasting Company has confirmed to Eurovoix.com that they are withdrawing from the ABU TV Song Festival.
The Chief Operating Officer for VMedia the IBC’s main channel to Eurovoix.com that they had a performer lined up to participate in this years festival in Turkey, but financial constraints have meant they are unable to participate. The Maldives debuted in the ABU TV Song Festival last year in Macau and were represented by Mooshan Mubarik and his song “Rannamaari”. Maldives is now one of three countries to withdraw from the 2015 festival.
For the ABU TV Song Festival to take place a minimum of 10 countries need to participate in the show, to date 5 countries are confirmed for the festival, while a further country still to be announced.