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Official website of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival
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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

The Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival is going to be held on Moscow’s Red Square from August 23 to September 1, 2019

Every end of summer in Moscow is marked by holding the most beautiful Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival.

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

Over the eleven 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 popularity of the Spasskaya Tower Festival has steadily been growing 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 Music Festival. 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 onto 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 show.

The Spasskaya Tower Military Tattoo is popular among all the categories of audiences. Every year the stands on Red Square welcome the increased number of families, not to mention guests from all over Russia and abroad. Moreover, the Festival attracts wide attention both of Russian and international media.

The audiences of the 2018 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, Internet and TV broadcasts totaled in more than 550 millions of people all over the world.

Furthermore, 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. More than two hundred shows seen by hundreds of thousands of people were presented over these eleven years of the Festival’s longstanding history. 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 more than five thousands of tickets are distributed among socially vulnerable categories of people as well as schooling institutions of Moscow, Moscow Region and other parts of Russia.

The Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival is being executed in accordance with the orders of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin under the patronage of the Public Council headed by Mr. Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

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