Rosoboronexport to sponsor Spasskaya Tower Festival

Russia’s weaponry exporter Rosoboronexport will sponsor the 12th Spasskaya Tower 2019 International Military Music Festival to be held in Moscow’s Red Square from August 23 to September 1, 2019.

“Since its inception, the Spasskaya Tower Festival has been a cultural highlight, the hallmark of the Moscow summer. The key message of this spectacular show of the world’s best military bands is ‘Music is the language of peace not war’. The technical mastery of the participants and the classical musical language give this message special power,” Sergey Chemezov, Rostec CEO, said.

Every year tens of thousands of visitors and guests of Spasskaya Tower can enjoy a spectacular show, which successfully combines the marching grace of honorary guard units of the heads of state, the elegance of the best cavalry groups, the stunning sound of military and folk ensembles from many countries of the world, and performances by world-famous pop stars. All this blends seamlessly with skillfully staged theatrical elements, light installations and breathtaking fireworks.

The Festival’s geographic footprint traditionally encompasses all the corners of the world. The organizers have already presented many participants. This year, Moscow will welcome the Central Band of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, the Band of the Azerbaijan Higher Military School named after Heydar Aliyev, Turkish Armed Forces Armoni Band, the Military Band of the People’s Army of the DPRK, the musical group “Han Nuri” from the Republic of Korea, Fanfara Alpina Tridentina from Italy, marching bands Strømsgodset Musikkorps and Tveit Union Musikkorps from Norway, Exemplary Band of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Egyptian Military Symphonic Band, Exemplary Band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, as well as the Celtic Massed Pipes and Drums and the International Celtic Dance Team.

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