Red Square remains the central venue of the annual Spasskaya Tower festival. Concerts will also be held in 11 parks, Alexander Kibovsky, Moscow Government Minister and head of the city Department of Culture, said at a news conference. “You needn’t come to Red Square with its stalls to hear military bands’ live performances. It will be nice to see a part of this magnificent event in parks,” he remarked.
The music festival not only demonstrates the diversity of national and military cultural traditions of many countries but also promotes friendship and understanding between armies, Mr Kibovsky said.
The festival peaks with the world’s largest military band parade. It gathers about 1,500 musicians, soldiers and actors every year. Red Square has hosted total 140 bands from 40 countries since the festival was established.
This year’s festival begins on 27 August and lasts until 4 September.