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Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk (Slavonic Bazaar music festival)

17.03.2017

Slavonic Bazaar 2017 tickets go on sale
Slavonic Bazaar 2017 tickets go on sale Tickets for all programs of the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk went on sale on 17 March. The festival includes 17 various programs.  However, the organizers are still working on several more projects. So this is not a complete list.  When forming concert programs the tastes of the festival audience was of course taken into account, but there will be some new artists too.  For example, Iglesias Jr is going to come to Vitebsk in 2017.

16.02.2017

Tickets for Slavonic Bazaar 2017 to go on sale online February 20
Tickets for Slavonic Bazaar 2017 to go on sale online February 20 First tickets for the concerts of Slavonic Bazaar 2017 in Vitebsk will go on sale on February 17. During the first three days tickets by tradition will be sold only at the box offices of Vitebsk. It is a kind of bonus for residents of the hospitable northern capital of Belarus. From February 20, tickets for particular concerts will be available for booking online.

19.07.2016

Vitebsk 2016 award goes to Belarusian singer Alex Gross The main intrigue of Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk has been resolved. The Belarusian artist Alex Gross has won the Grand Prix at the International Pop Song Performers Contest Vitebsk 2016. The closing ceremony of the Slavianski Bazaar was held on July 18. Taking part in the final concert were famous bands and singers like Valery Leontyev, Elena Vaenga, Alexander Buinov, MBAND and Band'eros.

18.07.2016

How Slavonic Bazaar became Belarus' brand in 25 years
How Slavonic Bazaar became Belarus' brand in 25 years The unique arts festival in Vitebsk has celebrated the 25th anniversary. It has set a new record for the number of participants: 5,300 artists, craftsmen and singers. Over a quarter of the century, the festival was visited by about a million viewers. Nikolai Skorikov, People's Artist of Belarus:I remember this stage when there was no Slavonic Bazaar, there was a festival of Polish songs.
Alexei Gross at Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Belarus' Alex Gross wins performers competition at Slavonic Bazaar 2016 Alex Gross was the winner of the International Pop Song Performers Contest Vitebsk 2016 which is part of the Slavonic Bazaar 2016 festival. The Belarusian sang the famous song by Bon Jovi "It's my life", for which he received 77 points, and the final total of 157 points in two days allowed him to top the ranking. Explaining the extravagant choice of Robbie Williams-style costume he noted "like the famous British singer I also have something to show."

15.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko opens 2016 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Alexander Lukashenko opens 2016 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk The 25th International Art Festival "Slavic Bazaar" has opened in Vitebsk.  The solemn ceremony was attended by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. By tradition, the head of state handed the special award "Through art to peace and mutual understanding." During the festival, about 100,000 spectators will visit the summer amphitheater alone. Tickets for many concerts were sold out long before the festival.
Festival flag raised at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time
Festival flag raised at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time The opening ceremony of the Slavianski Bazaar festival has taken place on the stage of the Vitebsk Summer Amphitheater. On the stage yesterday night were the brightest stars of Belarusian and foreign music. Vitebsk has lived in this festive atmosphere for several days. Festival grounds are working across the city. For guests of this grand cultural forum dozens of concerts, shows and performances have been prepared. To do this, a record number of artists - about 6,000 thousand from nearly fifty countries - have gathered in the northern capital of Belarus.
Mikhail Finberg name plate opens at Star Square in Vitebsk
Mikhail Finberg name plate opens at Star Square in Vitebsk The international song festival in Vitebsk Slavianski Bazaar has officially been launched. In the morning of July 14, a celebratory parade went through the streets of the city. The show was attended by all those who will create the mood of the musical forum for visitors and guests during the entire festival. They carried with them all the flags of the 45 countries participating in the anniversary of the Slavonic Bazaar. For the first time, the flag of the Slavonic Bazaar was hoisted.

14.07.2016

Slavonic Bazaar press center expecting more than 500 journalists from 10 countries
Slavonic Bazaar press center expecting more than 500 journalists from 10 countries An international press center has opened in Vitebsk. Covering one of the main cultural events of the year will be more than 500 journalists from 10 countries. For the majority of journalists, this is not the first trip to Vitebsk. Many consider it an honor to take part in the 25th Slavonic Bazaar.
Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk
Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk One of the most exciting cultural events in Belarus is the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk! In the evening of July 14, the festival will open its doors officially. Vitebsk will be decorated with all colors of the rainbow thanks to participants of a street art fest. Black and white mimes, red-nosed clowns and brightest representatives of puppet theaters from Poltava, Kiev and the northern capital of Belarus, Vitebsk.

13.07.2016

Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev gives concert at Slavianski Bazaar 2016
Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev gives concert at Slavianski Bazaar 2016 Sergey Lazarev's show at the Summer Amphitheatre in Vitebsk was sold out long before the concert date. The singer shared emotions after the show in his Instagram . Sergey Lazarev:For the first time, I went on this stage of the Summer Amphitheatre in Vitebsk 20 years ago as part of the children's band Neposedy! And now here I am giving the solo concert "The Best". I'm happy! Thank you, Vitebsk! Thank you, Belarus!
Slavianski Express train plies between Minsk to Vitebsk daily
Slavianski Express train plies between Minsk to Vitebsk daily Those who love good music and have passion for the sound of wheels can travel to Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk by train from Minsk. It runs every day, with the last train scheduled for July 21. The schedule is tailored to the program of the Vitebsk music forum. As a consequence you get an adapted schedule: the train arrives for evening concerts with a comfortable margin.

12.07.2016

Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to open July 14
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to open July 14 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will shine with new colors this year. The first events of the international art festival in the northern capital start on July 12. Three exhibitions will open in the Museum of Art, with an incredibly beautiful spectacle to unfold on the stage of the local drama theater. Late at night, the first concert of the festival will take place: Sergey Lazarev will perform on the stage of the Summer Amphitheatre.

11.07.2016

Over 600 people accredited for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Over 600 people accredited for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk The accreditation service of the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk has already issued more than 600 badges for festival participants.  The first were the employees of technical services, representatives of the media and some creative teams. First national delegations have already arrived in the city of legendary Marc Chagall.  The main influx of visitors is expected July 14, which is the official opening day of the festival. 

20.06.2016

Belarusian national patterns in famous people's clothes
Belarusian national ornament in famous people's clothes By the way, let us remember an episode a year ago in order to go to the next topic. Our program took an interview with President of Ecuador Rafael Correa, and we presented the head of the Latin American country a Belarusian shirt with embroidery as a souvenir. Mr Correa is a well-known fan of shirts with national patterns. Maybe he will wear it meeting with our President. During the recent

30.05.2016

Slavic Bazaar 2016: Surprises, tickets and hotels for stars
Slavic Bazaar 2016: Surprises, tickets and hotels for stars Expectations concerning the Slavonic Bazaar international arts festival are already huge. In 2016, this cultural forum in Belarus’ Vitebsk celebrates the 25th anniversary. Colorful posters attract audience to concerts, hotels are preparing to meet stars and organizers of the Bazaar are gradually revealing more and more secrets.  Room number 600, like Mercedes-Benz 600, is only for luxury clients. Over the years, Lara Fabian, Sarah Connor and Toto Cutugno stayed in this apartment.

02.05.2016

Alexei Gross, singer
Five interesting facts about Alexei Gross, Belarus’ entry at Slavonic Bazaar 2016 Alexei Gross will represent Belarus at the International Arts Festival Slavonic Bazaar 2016. Here are the most interesting facts about the artist.

27.04.2016

Participants from South America and mass performance expected at Slavonic Bazaar 2016
Participants from South America and mass performance expected at Slavonic Bazaar 2016 Argentinian and Colombian vocalists will perform at Slavonic Bazaar. There will be 28 participating countries instead of last year’s 24. The organizers have shared intriguing details. A traditional buying fever is expected. As many as 16,000 tickets have been bought already and even more booked. People from Japan, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and many other countries will come to Slavonic Bazaar in Belarus.

16.03.2016

Alex Gross to represent Belarus at Slavonic Bazaar 2016
Alex Gross to represent Belarus at Slavonic Bazaar 2016 You will represent Belarus at the XXV International Pop Song Performers Contest Slavonic Bazaar in 2016. Have you already chosen a song?  Alex Gross, singer:The representative of Belarus was named two weeks. We decided on only one song - a world hit. In my case, it will be a jazz standard - Ray Charles' A Song for You. With this song, Christina Aguilera was nominated for Grammy 10 years ago.   Are you following this path deliberately?

21.02.2016

Slavonic Bazaar festival to be held from 14 to 18 July 2016
Slavonic Bazaar festival to be held from 14 to 18 July 2016 The 2016 edition of the international festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk will take place from 14 to 18 July. However, the program of this creative forum will go beyond these dates. Tickets for the concerts will be on sale from the end of February.  You can buy Slavonic Bazaar tickets in festival's offices in Belarus and through the Internet from anywhere in the world.

11.02.2016

Slavic Bazaar Festival's unique style developed in Vitebsk
Slavic Bazaar Festival's unique style developed in Vitebsk The new logo of the festival Slavic Bazaar will be adorned by Belarusian ornament and flags of the participating countries. Virtually unchanged from year to year is the creative spelling style of the name of the forum and the symbol of the festival - a cornflower.  However, other elements of the logo vary every year. These symbols are on outdoor advertising, videos, tickets, posters and souvenirs. This time, the basic colors is blue and all its shades - the same color as cornflower. The logo is now white, which means that the transition to a new level.

05.02.2016

Belarusian culture should be promoted abroad, culture minister says
Belarusian culture should be promoted abroad, culture minister says In the Year of Culture, it is necessary to actively promote Belarusian culture abroad, said February 5 Belarus Minister of Culture Boris Svetlov. According to him, Belarusian culture is well represented at events both at home and abroad. Boris Svetlov also noted the high level of professionalism of the national bands and creative teams. 

30.09.2015

CTV's documentary I Am Walking Across The Country. Part 1. Geopolitics
Belarus' geopolitics. CTV's documentary I Am Walking Across The Country To know a person, it is necessary to eat a peck of salt with them. In order to find out a country, you must be born, grow up and live there. Belarus, a country that is only 25 years old, learned to stand on its own feet and walk on its own. Of course, not without hitches. But note that this happened after a huge split in the family, the Soviet Union, which Belarusians still remember. 

22.07.2015

Famous pop singers about 2015 Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk
Pop stars about 2015 Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk The Belarus President talked about peace at the closing ceremony of the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk last week. Many events of the International Arts Festival were almost sell-outs.  Slavic Bazaar is getting louder and bigger every year. In 2015, it brought together performers from 42 countries. Here's the footage from the 2015 edition of the festival. The audience is waiting for new Russian pop idol - Egor KReeD.

14.07.2015

Vitebsk says goodbye to Slavonic Bazaar 2015
Vitebsk says goodbye to Slavonic Bazaar 2015 Despite the official closure of the arts forum, which took place the day before in the city on the Dvina, Vitebsk still lived music 14 July. The organizers summed up the results of the "Slavic Bazaar" festival.  This Norwegian with Belarusian roots visits Vitebsk not only for work but also for impressions. The capital of "Slavonic Bazaar" for Alexander Rybak is not only the stage of the Summer Amphitheatre, but home where he is loved and awaited by fans.
Alexander Rybak, singer, comes to Vitebsk for Slavonic Bazaar
Alexander Rybak: Vitebsk is a modern city that preserved its roots Vitebsk lives music non-stop.  Despite the official closure of the Slavonic Bazaar international arts festival, which took place last night, music sounds in the city on the Dvina even today. The city of artisans and masters is still open while artists and actors continue to bring joy to city residents and tourists. Alexander Rybak, singer:Vitebsk is modern city, but it has kept its roots. It's nice to see it. Some kind of nostalgia has always been attracting me here.
Alexander Lukashenko at Slavonic Bazaar music festival 2015
Alexander Lukashenko notes Belarus' peaceful status at Slavonic Bazaar closing ceremony A closing ceremony of the international arts festival Slavonic Bazaar was held in Vitebsk yesterday in the evening. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko took part in it.

13.07.2015

People's Artist of Azerbaijan Polad Bulbuloglu gets star on Vitebsk Walk of Fame
People's Artist of Azerbaijan Polad Bulbuloglu gets star on Vitebsk Walk of Fame The People's Artist of Azerbaijan Polad Bulbul oglu received this year's Special Award of the President of Belarus. His star was unveiled on the Walk of Fame on the final day of the Slavonic Bazaar festival in Vitebsk. Pouring rain did not bother either spectators or the artist himself. The famous singer heard his songs performed by young artists and could not resist singing along with them.
Alexander Lukashenko calls Slavic Bazaar global scale festival
Alexander Lukashenko calls Slavic Bazaar a global scale festival The international arts festival Slavic Bazaar started last week in Vitebsk. In 2015, it is attended by a record number of participants - from 42 countries.  Contrary to its name the festival hosts artists not only from Slavic states, but also from Kazakhstan, Brazil, the UK, France, Norway, and Sweden. As many as 21 artists competed at the international song contest for the grand prize - 20 thousand dollars. In the Year of Youth, support to young artists is particularly relevant. 

10.07.2015

Slavonic Bazaar chief Alexander Sidorenko appointed head of World Association of Festivals
Slavonic Bazaar chief Alexander Sidorenko appointed head of World Association of Festivals Head of the Slavonic Bazaar festival Alexander Sidorenko has become head of the World Association of Festivals. This organization brings together dozens of the largest festivals of the world and serves as a kind of trendsetter in the cultural movement of the planet. Thus, the international community, in fact, confirms the high level of organization of Vitebsk's Slavonic Bazaar, which in 2015 brings together representatives of 42 countries and about 4,000 artists. 

08.07.2015

Alexander Oleshko: Slavic Bazaar is one of the most honest, bright and real festivals
Alexander Oleshko: Slavic Bazaar is one of the most honest, bright and real festivals The Vitebsk festival welcomes visitors of Slavonic Bazaar. At this year's International Cultural Forum 42 states will take part. The flags of the participating countries have been raised near the Summer Amphitheatre.  There was held a solo concert of Grigory Leps and a show of the famous Russian artist Alexander Oleshko. 
2015 Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk opens tomorrow
2015 Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk opens tomorrow Vitebsk plunges into the atmosphere of the Slavic Bazaar festival. The opening of the art forum will be held in a day. The city is already expecting the grand show. Star guests began to arrive in the festival's capital. It is expected that no less than 4 thousand people will come to the festival. In 2015, they will represent 42 nations. Pirates from the Atlantic landed in Vitebsk. Olga and her son Radomir from England are trying to show that "Slavic Bazaar" is not just a festival, but a state of mind.

07.07.2015

Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2015: Dali and Picasso exhibition opens
Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2015: Dali and Picasso exhibition opens Vitebsk plunges into the atmosphere of the Slavic Bazaar festival. The official opening of the art forum will be held on July 9, but the city lives in the festival's rhythm already today. Celebrity guests started arriving in the capital of the festival. It is expected that there will be no less than 4,000 participants of Slavonic Bazaar. In 2015, there will be 42 countries. And this is the festival's record.

03.07.2015

Record 42 nations to partake in 2015 Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk
Record 42 nations to partake in 2015 Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk A record number of participants from 42 countries will take part in the annual festival "Slavic Bazaar" in Vitebsk. The latest nations who expressed their desire to visit Vitebsk were Germany, Austria and Belgium.  Hard work is underway on the main festival site. Installation works are underway in the summer amphitheater. LED lamps is the main peculiarity of is the stage of the 24th "Slavonic Bazaar".

11.06.2015

39 countries to partake in Slavonic Bazaar 2015 in Vitebsk
39 countries to partake in Slavonic Bazaar 2015 in Vitebsk Some 39 countries will take part in the Vitebsk festival Slavonic Bazaar.  "Slavonic Bazaar" in Vitebsk expands its creative borders to such an extent that the organizers have to set more flagpoles near the summer amphitheater. The northern capital is ready to host guests. About 50,000 tickets have already been sold. By the way, you can buy them over the Internet. The music forum will be held from 9 to 13 July.

19.03.2015

Slavic Bazaar 2015 in Vitebsk: Festival dates and tickets On March 18, the Slavic Bazaar festival director revealed the details of the 2015 edition of the festival. Singer, composer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan Polad Bülbüloğlu will head the jury of the Pop Song Contest at Slavic Bazaar.  Belarus will pick the singer for the festival at the beginning of April. Now the national selection of contestants is going on. As for the events, they, will be held in Vitebsk in three stages (as last year) - the semi-finals, the first and second day of the final.