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19 December 2018

Dates of the 2019 Spasskaya Tower Festival Have Been Released

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Following orders of the Russian President Vladimir Putin the Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival is going to be held from August 23 to September 1, 2019 on Red Square, the very heart of Moscow.

The Directorate of the Festival has already received applications forwarded by military bands and artistic groups of more than twenty countries all over the globe, including Europe.

Not only Red Square will welcome Russian and foreign artists. They will also perform onstage of various open city venues featuring Moscow’s railway stations, parks and gardens. As a matter of good tradition all the Festival’s future participants will as well march along the lanes of VDNH.

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Over eleven years of history more than 160 groups from 54 countries took part in the Spasskaya Tower Festival. The Festival became one of the largest international projects carried out by Russia in the sphere of culture occupying its well-deserved place in the top three such venues on par with the world’s famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held in Scotland since 1950, and Basel Military Tattoo, held in Switzerland since 2006.

The 2018 Spasskaya Tower Festival featured participation of twenty two bands, two honor guard units and two dancing ensembles. Representatives of Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Holland, Oman, Switzerland, Sri Lanka as well as International Celtic Pipes and Drums and International Irish Dance Team, all in all about 1500 artists, stepped onto the cobblestone of Red Square along Russian military musicians. More than 100 music compositions performed by 767 and 157 wind and percussion instruments, respectively, filled the air of this year’s evening shows.

The audiences of this year’s Festival 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 of the project featuring the media campaign, Internet and TV broadcasts totaled in more than 550 millions of people all over the world.