August 25, 2015 / 12:32 PM / 2 years ago

Punk sopranos wow crowds in Estonia

RAKVERE, Estonia (Reuters) - Estonia hosted a punk music festival with a difference at the weekend, where altos and mezzo-sopranos with mohawks belted out famous hits re-arranged for choral performance.

More than 2,000 people descended on the town of Rakvere on Saturday for mass sing-alongs of Estonian and international punk hits such as The Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK”.

Organizers say the festival draws on punk culture and the local tradition of large-scale choral singing.

Academic and semi-professional choirs took part with many of the singers joining in the punk spirit by dying their hair in bright colors and wearing black leather jackets.

Reporting By Reuters Television; Editing by Michael Roddy

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