Creation of the World. The First Festival in Kazan

On August 31, 2008, in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia) was the first festival – the Creation of the World (“Sotvoreniye Mira” in Russian). The event visited more than 150 thousand spectators during the day. The entrance was free. About thirty musical bands from different countries performed on two stages.

One of the first participants in the festival opening was the White Flag group, in which Jews and Arabs from the Gaza Strip sing together. Headliners: Aquarium (extra – with musicians from Ireland, India, and England), Mashina Vremeni and Zemfira (Russia), Dakha Brakha (Ukraine), and famous singer Patti Smith. In addition to her songs, she sang the famous song of Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Also for the first time, King Crimson Project performed his set, which was gathered from participants of the band from different years – including guitarist Adrian Belew.

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Magazine Show Master (in Russian): “Creation of the World” in Kazan.