Open from 11am - 6pm, this cultural celebration takes place on the eve of the Russian Old New Year - a celebration of the New Year according to the pre-revolutionary calendar.
The festival will play host to both contemporary and traditional music including The Danilovskiy Monastery Choir which has a repertoire taken from many epochs, and which includes a whole variety of styles. Additionally, the Suvorovsky Ensemble of the Military and Music Academy of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation will be performing military marches and energetic drumming parades for the first time on Trafalgar Square.
Other artists include: Max Pokrovsky, lead singer of the parodying Russian rock-band, Nogu Svelo, and star of Russian reality show 'The Last Hero' singing both his new songs and old favourites (including his sound track to the Russian film, 'The Turkish Gambit'); Russian singer, Garik Sukachiov, singing his most popular hits plus folk group, Ulyanovsk, and other contemporary Russian bands such as recently debuted, Ranetki, plus Siberia, and upcoming group, Tonio. Expect DJs too (in the afternoon), as well as dance troupes and other more traditional representations throughout the day.
Also featured are Russian arts and crafts in specially constructed Russian kiosks, traditional Russian food, Russian childrens games, theatrical and puppet performances plus (new this year) a sports theme which will focus on various sporting activities and famous personalities.
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last updated: Thu 11th Jan 2007