The summer is the best time for music lovers to enjoy that quintessential summer activity – music festivals. Luckily, Russia is no different from the rest of the world and also hosts a series of incredible festivals over the summer. Seeing a music festival in Russia is an amazing way to see the country. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience. If you’re a live rock music fan, here are some Russian music festivals for you to consider this summer:
Moscow tends to bring in quite a lot of international artists throughout the year, the Moscow festivals, especially this one, usually have well-known international headliners. Afisha Picnic is a one-day festival but it’s packed with music – incredible bands, both international and lots of Russian, and all top-notch. The bands are usually the hottest, most current bands on the rock scene – the ones that everyone wants to see. The festival is also usually held at some incredible location, like a UNESCO world heritage site or a 16th-century church. Definitely check this one out if you will be in Moscow over the summer – it’ll be a spectacular show, in every sense of that word!
adventure – it is Russia, after all!
Kazan located towards the middle of Russia. It’s a bit of a trip to get to, but I guarantee you that if you do get there, you will have an unforgettable adventure. The audience for this festival are the modern-day hippies – people who believe in peace, love, and sharing their last beer with you. It is an overwhelmingly good-natured audience and you will probably have one of the most positive festival experiences of your life if you go.