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 was installed slide-ramp 30 meters high and 100 meters long on an open area near the Kirov Stadium.