Official website of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival
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Official website of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival

Information about the festival

From August 26 to September 4, 2022, Moscow’s Red Square will be hosting the Fifteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival.

As ever, the Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo will crown the end of the summer season in Moscow.

Ten splendid evening shows featuring some of the best Russian and foreign military bands and artistic groups supported by the fine 3D mapping, strong theatrical performances, and magnificent fireworks will unfold on Red Square to the delight of the Muscovites and guests of the capital.

Over the twelve years of its history the Spasskaya Tower Festival welcomed more than 160 artistic groups from 54 countries, became one of the largest international events of the country’s cultural life and secured its right to be among the top three such venues on par with the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held in Scotland since 1950, and Basel Military Tattoo, held in Switzerland since 2006.

Each and every year the Spasskaya Tower Festival becomes more popular with future participants now submitting their applications to the Festival’s Directorate well in advance.

Twenty-two bands, two honor guard units, and two dance companies took part in the 2018 Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo. Representatives of Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Holland, Oman, Switzerland, Sri Lanka as well as the International Celtic Pipes and Drums and International Irish Dance Team, all in all, 1500 artists, stepped on the cobblestone of Red Square along with Russian military musicians. More than a hundred music compositions performed by 767 and 157 wind and percussion instruments, respectively, created the atmosphere of the 2018 run.

The Spasskaya Tower Military Tattoo is popular among all categories of audiences. Every year the stands on Red Square welcome the increased number of guests attending the shows as whole families as well as of people coming from all over Russia and abroad. Moreover, the Festival attracts wide attention both of Russian and international media.

The audiences of the 2019 Festival’s night shows alone scored more than 90,000 people. All in all, more than 500, 000 of Muscovites and guests of the capital attended events executed by the Spasskaya Tower Festival’s Directorate. Thus, the overall audience coverage featuring the media campaign, the Internet and TV broadcasts totaled in more than 550 millions of people all over the world.

Performances staged on the horse riding arena have also become an essential part of the social and cultural life of the Spasskaya Tower Military Tattoo. Eleven years of the Festival’s longstanding history saw more than two hundred shows seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Annually the Kremlin Equestrian School together with the Cavalry Escort of the Presidential Regiment of the Service of Moscow Kremlin’s Commandant of the Russian Federal Guard Service stage remarkable and unique show programs for the loyal audiences. In this vibrant experience, they are always joined by some of the best Russian and foreign equestrian artists.

The Spasskaya Tower for Children with its Children playground, annual Children and Youth Brass Bands Festival and regional honor guard contest among kids and teenagers will also see its further development in 2019. Every day topic-related pavilions of the Children playground will welcome everyone offering them various exhibitions, artistic master classes, contests, and activity games.

The Spasskaya Tower Festival devotes much of its attention to charity. Every year socially vulnerable categories of people, as well as schooling institutions of Moscow, Moscow Region and other parts of Russia receive more than five thousands of free tickets.

Unique in its scale and scope the Spasskaya Tower Festival is the largest international cultural project of Russia, producing such a wow-effect that makes it unparalleled in the country thus far.