The national broadcaster of Myanmar has confirmed to Eurovoix World that they will not be participating in the ABU TV Song Festival 2018 in Turkmenistan.
Myanmar will not be making their debut appearance at the ABU TV Song Festival later this year in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Myanmar which hosted the 2015 ABU Radio Song Festival has confirmed that they will not be participating in this years ABU TV Song Festival. Myanmar has participated in the ABU Radio Song Festival in both 2015 and 2016.
To date three nations have confirmed their participation in this years ABU TV Song Festival:
- Turkmenistan – Host nation
Up to 15 countries take part in this years ABU TV Song Festival. The ABU TV Song Festival is travelling to Central Asia for the first time, with Turkmenistan following on from China as the host nation of this years TV Song Festival.
This years TV Song Festival is being hosted by Television, Radio and Cinematography Turkmenistan (TVTM), with assistance from the South Korean broadcaster, KBS. The countries that are selected to take part in the festival will ” reflect geographical balance and the cultural diversity of the Asia-Pacific region.” Furthermore all of the performers must sing in their national language and showcase their nation’s culture.
The ABU TV Song Festival 2018 will be held on October 2 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.