Following the orders of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Thirteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival will take place from August 28 to September 6, 2020, and the venue is always the same — Red Square, the very heart of Russia.
This year Moscow has welcomed the Festival for the twelfth time. Over these years the Spasskaya Tower Festival welcomed more than 160 artistic groups from 54 countries, and secured its right to be among the top three military tattoos of the world on par with the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held in Scotland since 1950, and Basel Military Tattoo, held in Switzerland since 2006.
Grand in its scope and unique in its emotional impact, the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival annually proves its status of the largest international cultural projects of Russia.
“Being one of the most impressive and trending projects of the international humanitarian cooperation, this great celebration of music full of bright colors and vivid emotions crowns the cultural and social life of our capital”, noted President Vladimir Putin in his official address to the participants, organizers, and guests of this year’s event.
Throughout the 2019 Festival, Moscow’s Red Square welcomed more than 30 bands and artistic ensembles from 12 countries featuring Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, DPR of Korea, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russia, Turkey, Japan as well as two international groups — the International Celtic Massed Pipes and Drums and the International Celtic Dance Team.
All in all, 1922 participants including musicians, soloists, dancers, conductors, flagbearers and riders performed on the Festival’s main stage and horse riding arena. Evening shows on Red Square alone scored 1835 participants. While performing they used 1441 music instruments.