Metallica performed in St. Petersburg as a part of the World Magnetic Tour. This was the first visit of band to the city on the Neva. Sports Cultural Complex (Covered Arena) – Peterburgskiy / July 18, 2018 / about 20,000 spectators.
On June 13, 2006, the first Festival “Stop Counterfeit” in support of the musicians copyright was held in Kirovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg. The event was held as the cultural part of the XXXII Summit G8 / meeting of the heads of state and government, which took place in the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg / from July 15 to 17, 2006.
On March, 4 2006 – for the first time the stage of Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup was held in Saint Petersburg. More than 100 athletes from 17 countries took part in Big Air competitions. Especially for these competitions JSA Stage Company installed slide-ramp 30 meters high and 100 meters long on an open area near the Kirov Stadium. Such a structure was built for the first time in the city on the Neva. This was due to the good material base (Layher warehouse) of JSA and the experience gained at two previous events in 2002 and 2005 in Moscow. JSA was the only company at the time who could cope with such a task.
On June 28, 2005 at the Petrovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg an anniversary concert of the famous rock band DDT took place. Musicians and theirs fans celebrated 25 years since the founding of the popular band. The performance took place as part of the group’s next tour around the country in support of the new album. Yuri Shevchuk and his team performed the program “Missing Without a Trace” and, of course, delighted the fans with hits from the previous years of DDT.