245 artists and bands are to participate in the new season of the Music in the Metro project. As early as in mid-May, the metro passengers will hear their performances.
This year, during the online selection, more than fifteen hundred applications have been accepted, that is a record-breaking number since the project launch. 400 participants were invited to live auditions, which took place from 15 to 23 April resulting in only 245 musicians accredited for performances in the Moscow metro.
The project is gaining momentum
This season, the project participants will sing a cappella, delight metro passengers with playing wind, violin, string and ethnic instruments. Moreover, the musicians will play the electric harp and even garbage cans.
Each solo artist and band have a personal account on the project website providing them an opportunity to book venue and time for their performances and monitor the availability calendar.
Launched three years ago, the project already boasts its brand awareness with a growing number of musicians wishing to take part in it.
The Music in the Metro project was developed by the Moscow Metro jointly with the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, with the support of the Department of Culture and the Moscow Producer Centre. The first performance venues appeared in 2016, and now Moscow metro offers 33 of them. In 2019, the Music in the Metro venue was opened in the Moscow Central Diameters pavilion.