This year, which is the year when Moscow celebrates its 870th anniversary, shows of X International Military Music Festival «Spasskaya Tower» are sold out for every performance. Day activities at the Children Village and the Horse Ring are free of charge.
Military and musical festivals and parades, so called Military Tattoos, have a rich history in the world, over the years they have been successfully organized in Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and many other countries. They attract many local visitors as well as tourists. Leading Russian military orchestras have taken part in military tattoos many times, and always received a very warm welcome from the audience of all the continents. In 2007 Moscow joined the Military Tattoo movement, and organized the first International military and musical festival.
«In 2017 the «Spasskaya Tower» Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. This large scale project is very successful because of many reasons, however three of them shall be highlighted as the most important ones: support of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, of the Moscow Government and its audience», - says Sergey Khlebnikov, member of the Public Council of the “Spasskaya Tower” Festival and the Moscow Kremlin Commander. - These key elements contribute to the development of the Festival: it attracts more and more partners, participants and spectators every year».
Spectators’ stands erected at the Red Square for the Festival accommodate 7.5000 spectators, and almost every day they are 100% full.
«Over the years the Festival conquered the hearts of Moscow citizens and became one of the largest military and musical parades in the world. The Kremlin walls host the music of goodwill and friendship, performed by brilliant military orchestras from various countries. The anniversary edition of the Festival brings new bright impressions to Moscow citizens and guests», - said Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow in the course of his welcoming speech for the «Spasskaya Tower» Festival.
There are also many foreign guests at the Festival.