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Official website of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival
20 July 2020

The 2020 Spasskaya Tower Festival
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It’s only month and a half left before the main music event of the year. In 2020 the Thirteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music will unfold on Moscow’s Red Square from August 28 to September 6 following the order of the President of the Russian Federation.

The Spasskaya Tower Festival is well famous for its evening performances. This year audiences of the Spasskaya Tower Military Tattoo will once again have a unique opportunity to witness ten splendid shows featuring some of the best military bands, artistic groups and the most excellent honor guard units supported by the fine 3D mapping, strong theatrical performances, and magnificent fireworks.

The Spasskaya Tower Festival event program is usually very wide featuring a plethora of complementary activities, for example an amazing marching parade of the Festival participants on VDNH as well as their vibrant performances in Moscow parks, gardens and railway stations.

Along its twelve runs the Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo welcomed more than 160 artistic groups from 54 countries, securing the 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.

Back in 2019, 1922 participants including musicians, soloists, dancers, conductors, flag-bearers and riders took in the Festival; 1835 artists stepped on the ancient cobblestones of Red Square to become part of the last year production’s evening shows, while 1441 music instruments were used by the bands to stage their amazing performances.

The 2020 run of the Spasskaya Tower Festival will feature the President’s Band of the Moscow Kremlin Commandant’s Service of the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation, the Central Military Band of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Suvorov Cadet Band of the Moscow Military Music College named after Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov, the Girl Drummers’ Band of the All-Girls Boarding School of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Kremlin Equestrian School and many others.

In 2020 the Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo intends to carry on with its charity program, inter alia, distributing several thousands of free tickets among the most vulnerable categories of people as educational institutions of Moscow and other regions of Russia.

The Spasskaya Tower Festival is popular among all categories of audiences. The audiences of the Festival’s night shows alone score annually more than 90,000 people. All in all, more than half a million of Muscovites and guests of the capital attend events executed by the Festival’s Directorate.

The Festival is popular not only with the audiences, but with the media as well, always attracting large-scale attention both of the Russian and international representatives. Thus, the last year’s production was tagged by media of 33 different countries, receiving the outmost attention from Great Britain, Spain, Italy, China, the DPR of Korea, France and Japan.

As usual, we are glad to invite media representatives to join us in this wonderful journey to the world of music and art. To get accreditation for all the events of the 2020 Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival, please, visit the Festival’s official website and access the section “For Media Partners”, and:

  • Get acquainted with the Provisions of the Mass Media Representatives Accreditation Procedure for the Events Held by the Directorate of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival;
  • Get acquainted with the Policy of the Mass Media Accreditation and Working Procedures at the 2020 Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival;
  • Send by the 3d of August 2020 (not later) to (the official email address of the Festival Accreditation Center) an official request for issuing accreditation. The request should contain: an application form; lists of individuals and vehicles to be accredited, finalized in the Demand Editor 3.2, an application editing program (hereafter Editor); photos of individuals of the required format; consent for processing of the personal data in the form of a scan. Lists of individuals and vehicles to be accredited should be sent in the form a scan with the signature and stamp of the applicant as well as in the electronic form finalized in the Demand Editor 3.2.

Grand in its scope and unique in its emotional impact, the Thirteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival will become the most spectacular music celebration of the 2020.

Looking forward to seeing you on Red Square, in the very heart of Russia