Nobel cancels peace prize concert for lack of funds
OSLO - AFP
U.S singer Mary J. Blige performs during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2013 in Oslo.
Live television audiences for the concert, which has been paid for solely by private patrons, have fallen away in the age of smartphones and the organizers said they would consider new platforms.
The Dagbladet newspaper reported that Norway's supermarket giant Rema 1000 has pulled its sponsorship leaving the organizers unable to make up for the lost amount.
The show has attracted more than 100 leading acts ranging from Whitney Houston to Lady Gaga since it was launched at Oslo's Spektrum arena in 1994.