Moscow Events Calendar 2020

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Here is our Moscow Events Calendar with the main food and cultural events, shows for kids, free Museum days and more! We keep on updating the calendar 2020!

Morcheeba at the Green Theatre

July 10 (open air)

Moscow Events in July - Morcheeba at the Green Theatre

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The sultry, charismatic vocalist and front woman Skye Edwards, along with psychedelic guitarist Ross Godfrey are hitting the road and coming back to Moscow, to play their classics and debuting new tracks at the Green Theatre of the All-Russian Exhibition Complex.


Of Monsters and Men

July 11

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Icelandic six-piece Of Monsters and Men have delighted audiences around the world with their uplifting English folk-pop sound, full of soaring harmonies and captivating melodies. 


ALT – J

July 12

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Alt-J made a name for itself almost instantly. Two years later, its sophomore album, This is All Yours, made it to the top of the UK charts, paving the way for its commercial success in the UK as well as on a global stage. The band is known for Newman’s unique voice and its postmodern lyrics, which are often reminiscent of their influences, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.


Oh Wonder

July 13

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Their powerful performances and growing reputation has their concerts selling out left and right, and fans won’t want to sleep on the chance to catch these rising pop auteurs from London on tour.


Pixies

July 24

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With hundreds of mind-blowing shows under their belts going back to the ’80s, Pixies remain an unstoppable force of alt rock. From Black Francis’ shrieking vocals to Joey Santiago’s angular ferocity on the guitar, the sonic greatness of their performances have made the chance to see them live one of indie rock’s holiest grails. With Indie Cindy — the band’s first new full-length since 1991 — hitting shelves in early 2014, Pixies are set to tour and take the world by storm

“The House at the Edge of the Universe” Water Circus Show

Sept 19, Sept 20, Sept 26, Sept 27

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The Circus of Dancing Fountains presents a new show featuring world-class athletes, dancers and illusionists. The colored water show has become a calling card of this unfairly underrated Circus production.

Europe’s Biggest Exhibition Park 3 Hour Tour (30$)

New Date Sept 19

VDNKh Tour

VDNKh People's Friendship Square
the Cosmos Pavilion
5D Sphere Cinema
the Industrial Square
Moscow in Miniature Pavilion
VDNKh People's Friendship Square the Cosmos Pavilion 5D Sphere Cinema the Industrial Square Moscow in Miniature Pavilion

“Moscow’s Second Wonder”, “The Solar City of Moscow” – it is all about the All – Russia Exhibition Centre.

The All-Russia Exhibition Centre, also known as the VDNKh, is a national trading complex, amusement park and giant museum. It is also one of the largest exhibition and recreation complexes in the world.

During the walking tour, you’ll discover details Muscovites don’t even know about. Hidden bunkers and sights, Russian fairytales, the new venues and more! Join our FIRST 3-hour walking tour in English! Price: 30$ – (cash or prepayment via bigtmos@gmail.com)

Please register here or via bigtmos@gmail.com (number of people + name)

Meeting point – Central entrance to the Park (the arch) at 15.00

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The New “Nutcracker” Ballet Show

April 12/April 26/ May 10

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This piece is one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, and perhaps the most popular ballet in the world. Set designer Ernst Heidebrecht created a magic world of Hoffmann’s fairy tale, where old German cosiness and magic of the dreamland are joined together.

The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve, her awakening to the wider world and romantic love and her favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker that comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks Marie away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

“Salon Du Chocolat Moscow”

Update! Suspended to November

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=4ZYb5zZAnYk&feature=emb_logo

The 8th International “Salon du Chocolat” , held in Moscow on March 19-21, 2020 at IEC Expocentre, is one of the most exciting Moscow events to attend in March . Visitors will find a fair for the highest quality chocolate products from Russia and other countries, a fringe program for industry professionals, entertainment and educational shows for adults and children. Entrance fee starts at 400 roubles. Book your ticket and check the address here.

The Nutcracker” in the Kremlin 

July 5

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The “Nutcracker” ballet is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet. The “Nutcracker” is an ever young lyrical charm of a classic dance inspired plasticity of pattern, a mysterious harmony of music and choreography with a truly festive spirit.



Editors

October 27

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The band has released a new best of compilation. The musicians will be embarking on a mammoth tour throughout the UK and Europe starting at the end of January 2020

World Ballet Stars: Bolero, Carmen, Shopeniana

November 15

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The exclusive program will prove a magnificent and diverse showcase for top dance talent from the best international Ballet troupes .The annual Ballet Gala is claimed to be “one of the leading cultural events of Russia”. Most of the Gala evening will be given over to classical repertoire, including the Legendary “Bolero” , “Carmen” and “Shopeniana” ballets.

The New “Nutcracker” Ballet Show

April 12

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This piece is one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, and perhaps the most popular ballet in the world. Set designer Ernst Heidebrecht created a magic world of Hoffmann’s fairy tale, where old German cosiness and magic of the dreamland are joined together.

The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve, her awakening to the wider world and romantic love and her favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker that comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks Marie away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

 Jane Birkin

Sept 13

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Jane Birkin is bringing her “Le Symphonique tour”, a tribute to her late husband Serge Gainsbourg featuring orchestrated versions of songs from throughout his career.

Louis Tomlinson

April 16

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The Louis Tomlinson World Tour is the upcoming first concert tour by English singer Louis Tomlinson in support of his upcoming debut album, Walls.

The “Proryv” (“Breakthrough”) Extreme Sports Festival

Dec 4 – Dec 5

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Once again the organizers of the fest will build up a special stage and a track so all the participants will have space to demonstrate their excellence and to perform extraordinary tricks.

The New “Nutcracker” Ballet Show

April 26

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This piece is one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, and perhaps the most popular ballet in the world. Set designer Ernst Heidebrecht created a magic world of Hoffmann’s fairy tale, where old German cosiness and magic of the dreamland are joined together.

The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve, her awakening to the wider world and romantic love and her favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker that comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks Marie away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

The Nutcracker” in the Kremlin 

July 5

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The “Nutcracker” ballet is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet. The “Nutcracker” is an ever young lyrical charm of a classic dance inspired plasticity of pattern, a mysterious harmony of music and choreography with a truly festive spirit.

Chris Norman and Band

Dec 9

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Chris Norman – the legendary vocalist of the band Smokie, one of the most original and well-known British musicians of the 70’s and 80’s, will perform in Moscow in May 2020! 

Moscow’s Museum Night

Postponed

Every year during Moscow’s Museum Night more than 300 of Moscow’s museums and art centres are open until the early hours of the morning, welcoming visitors with no admission charge. This year it will be held on May 16. Check the details here. (Russian)

Liam Payne in Moscow

Postponed

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Liam James Payne rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction. Payne made his debut as a singer when he auditioned for the British television series The X Factor. His debut album, LP1, was released in December 2019.

Green Day

Postponed

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Green Day (formed in 1986) is a hugely popular and influential American punk rock band that has grown to become one of the most successful modern rock bands of their generation, hailing from East Bay, California, U.S. The legendary trio is coming back to Moscow in 2020!

Russian Grill Fest

May 29 – May 31

Russian Grill Fest will be held at Flacon. The chiefs from dozens of Moscow’s restaurants and cafes will present grilled dishes based on the recipes from 10 different counties. Don’t miss out The Barbeque Championship on the weekend! Entrance is free. Operating hours 13.00 – 22.00.

Top 10 Moscow Festivals 2020 Russian Grilled Festival

Enrique Iglesias in Moscow

May 30 2021

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Enrique Iglesias — the best-selling Spanish language singer of his generation, and one of the hottest pop stars on the planet — is back on tour in 2020, coming to the biggest concert venues all around the world !

Moscow Events in Summer 2020

Harry Styles in Moscow

June 3

Harry Styles is a British pop singer-songwriter and actor from Redditch, Worcestershire, best known as a member One Direction.

Lenni Kravitz 

June 10 

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Lenny Kravitz is an American rock musician hailing from Manhattan, New York. Born in 1964, he’s regarded as one of the prominent rockers ever, having transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career.

Moscow Knight Festival -Updated

Postponed

The International Knight Festival ‘Tournament of St. George’ will be held in Moscow at the Kolomenskoye museum-reserve in the middle of June 2020.Nine most famous knights from Russia, Norway and France will compete at the 4th St. George International Tournament. Participants of the festival will joust with solid wood spears, fight in team fisticuffs and one-on-ones with two-handed melees. Check the details here (Russian)

Top 10 Moscow Festival 2020 - Knight Festival Kolomenskoye

Yoga Day Fest

June 21

The International Yoga Day in Russia will be held on June 21 in the park-estate “Tsaritsyno”.

The celebration of this day will begin with the mass execution of one of the most well-known in the world sequences of health exercises Surya Namaskar (Greeting the sun) 108 times, after which more than fifty open areas with free classes in various areas of yoga with famous teachers from leading schools in Moscow, meditation, ayurveda and lectures on the topics of a healthy lifestyle, beauty, proper nutrition and self-development.

Eric Clapton

June 29 – June 30

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Legendary British guitarist, Eric Clapton has forged an extraordinary career lasting over six decades, playing with some of the most influential groups of the 60s and 70s before establishing his talents as a solo artist.

Moscow Events in July 2020

Park Live –

July 17 – July 19

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Park Live is an annual international festival in Moscow that usually attracts around 25 to thirty thousand visitors. It is also the biggest music festival in Moscow in July. This year Park Live will be headlined by Killers, Placebo and The Offspring!

Chess and Jazz festival in Moscow

July 24 – July 25

The second Chess and Jazz festival will be held this summer in the Hermitage garden. Click on the video below to see how it was in 2018.

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Aerosmith in Moscow

July 30

Four-time GRAMMY-winning band Aerosmith have announced dates for their 2020 European Tour.

The one and only Aerosmith, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), and Joey Kramer (drums) are a living piece of American music history, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, countless awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s not much that this band haven’t accomplished in their five decades since forming.

Moscow Events in September 2020

  Ludovico Einaudi

Sept 25 

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Ludovico was born in Turin, Italy and trained as a classical composer and pianist at the Milan Conservatorio before continuing his studies with Luciano Berio, one of the most important composers of the twentieth century avant-garde. His career began with a series of prestigious commissions for institutions such as the USA’s Tanglewood Festival and Paris’ IRCAM but he turned away from what seemed a glittering classical career to forge his own musical path, giving him the freedom to reconcile his wider-ranging influences.

WorldFood Moscow

September 22 – September 25

The “WorldFood Moscow” event is the main platform in Russia where food trade professionals, international associations and guests can assess the market. WorldFood Moscow annually gathers international food and drink companies from over 62 countries.

WorldFood Festival - Top 10 Moscow Festivals 2020

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