The International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" is global event which is going to take place in the most prestigious and iconic concert hall of St. Petersburg BKZ "Oktyabrsky" on 8-10 July, 2017.
Young and talented performers from all over the globe will take part in the contest program of the Festival. As always, Music Forum' special guests are declared to be the world's famous superstars and, of course, leaders of national show business.
The International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" is an annual musical competition of talented young artists, who have been selected from all over the world without any limits by styles and genres. The history of the Festival completely changed the idea of Russian show business of the end of 20th century and now, in the 21st century, it continues to amaze and let out more and more new stars.
The first festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" was held in 1992 in St. Petersburg. The musical contest not only immediately gained prestige and acquired admirers among experienced music lovers, but also became the largest festival of popular music in Russia and throughout Eastern Europe. Events of the Festival were broadcasted by the largest Russian and foreign TV and radio companies.
For more over 20 years of its existence the International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" has become one of the most anticipated and well-known musical events far beyond Russia. The competition is the steppingstone for many popular artists worldwide. Of all others, this Festival allows us to strengthen the image of Russia and St. Petersburg as center of musical culture in the younger generation minds.
Every year the Festival brings in a genuine music celebration that any music lover can enjoy performances of those stars that he wouldn't even dream of seeing: A-Ha, Paula Abdul, Anastacia, Mika, Eros Ramazzotti, Whitesnake, Glenn Hughes, Joe Cocker, Mr. Big, Jose Carreras, Chris Rea, Status Quo, Bryan May (ex. Queen), Julio Iglesias, Ringo Starr & All Starr Band, Deep Purple, Kevin Costner, Woody Allen, The Jacksons, Nelly, Zucchero, Earth, Sarah Connor, Earth, Wind and Fire and many others.
In recent years the festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" reached a new level. There were live broadcasts presented on the First Channel (1TV) and this allowed millions of Russians both to watch performances of the greatest stars and follow the entire sharpest struggle in the competitive program, and also participate in the winner selection by voting.
This year the Festival will be presented in a new concept. Organizers emphasize on traditionally high level of the concert and extensive music program. Festival audience will be happy to see specially invited guests, who are the most famous and beloved Russian performers - The Scorpions, Dr Feelgood, New Power Generation, Kid Creole and Coconuts, Nik West. Organizers promise to disclose a complete list of headliners later.
The Festival competition program will remain unchanged, covering the maximum number of participating countries. Judging of contestants will be conducted by a competent jury. According to the organizers the renewed Festival should be the most memorable event of this musical year!
Stunning sound, mind-blowing visual effects from the best designers in the world, wonderful performances by contestants from all over the world and Russian super stars at the International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" will not leave anyone indifferent!