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Last Updated: Friday, 28 April 2006, 07:24 GMT 08:24 UK
Dylan to play Basque peace show
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Bob Dylan is a constant on the touring circuit
Musician Bob Dylan is to give a free peace concert in a Basque region resort, according to organisers.

Dylan is lined up to play the show in San Sebastian on 11 July to mark last month's permanent ceasefire by the Basque separatist group Eta.

Ramon Etxezarreta, councillor for cultural affairs in the city, said Dylan, who last toured Spain in 2004, was on board for the event.

The concert is planned as part of the city's jazz festival.

Dylan is due to play an evening set on San Sebastian's Zurriola beach.

It is reported that the artist has requested the event not be turned into a political occasion.

Tour schedule

In 38 years of conflict, Eta has been blamed for killing more than 800 people in its fight for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and south-west France.

The ceasefire has raised hopes of peace in the region.

Dylan is already performing at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, which runs between 29 June and 2 July, as part of his Never Ending Tour schedule.


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