Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass» in Donetsk

07 August 2015
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From 13 to 16 of August Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass» is to take place in Donetsk at Lenin Square and in Krupskaya library.

The event is called after well-known in the USSR Fest of author’s songs that took place in Donbass from 60th to 90th; after break-up of Soviet Union Fest didn’t take place and now it revives again.

«Big Donbass» Fest Initiators and top-organizers:

• DPR club of author song «Big Donbass» (Chairman DPR author song «Big Donbass» - Vladimir Skobtsov, Deputy Club Chairman – Gennadiy Gorelik);

• Art Union «BLITZ-ART»;

• «Big Donbass» Fest Director – Svetlana Kumanova.

Fest Со-organizers:

• DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

• DPR Ministry of Culture;

• DPR Ministry of Defense;

• DPR Ministry of Information;

• DPR Ministry of Education and Science;

• DPR Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism;

• DPR Ministry of Communications;

• Donetsk City Administration;

• State company «Agency on media and advertising «Promotion»;

• Production centre «9 val»;

• Donbass Veterans Alliance «Berkut»;

• Republic non-governmental organization «Free Donbass».

Fest honored guests:

• Alexander Mirzajan;

• Iuriy Iurchenko;

• Roman Rykalov;

• Andrei Sobolev;

• Alexander Vulykh;

• Vadim Stepantsov;

• Baiker club «Night wolves»;

• Band «Bakhyt Kompot»;

• Band «Demarch»;

• Band «Burlesque-orchestra»;

• Band «ESHE».

Honored guest list keeps expanding

«Big Donbass» Fest program:

August 13, 2015

First day of Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass» is to be devoted to guests and participants receiving.

In the program:

— arrival, Fest participants’ accommodation, art workshops startup;

— honored guests in radio air «Kometa»;

— art meetings with honored guests;

— rock concert in «Bochka» club.

August 14, 2015

Second day of Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass» is to be devoted to Fest aims and purposes, informational immersion to difficult humanitarian and social cultural situation in Donbass. In the framework of first day it is planned to exchange intensively thoughts, art foundings and ideas which can help Donbass to survive and revive.

In the program:

— press conference;

— radio air «Kometa»;

— city excursions;

— presentation of Donbass poetry poetic edition «Courage time»;

— Alexander Mirzaian lecture «Word on a Song»;

— Fest participants contest concert on the small stage;

— Fest honored guests concert on the small stage.

August 15, 2015

Third day of Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass» is the day of gala concert in open air format – the most eventful and multidimensional.
Grand-scale gala concert with participants, laureates and honored guests of Fest is to take place at the Donetsk People’s Republic
main square – Lenin Square from 10 AM till 10 PM:

— grand opening;

— honored guests performances;

— Children group performances;

— Ethnic groups of Donbass peoples performances;

— Military art groups performances;

— Donetsk talents are on the stage: music, poems and songs;

— competition program participants performances;

— laureate concert in nomination «poetry»;

— laureate concert in nomination «author song»;

— laureate concert in nomination «chanson»;

— laureate concert in nomination «rock-n-roll»;

— honored guests concert: poets, authors, chanson, rock-n-roll;

— grand closing concert.

August 16, 2015

Fourth day of Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass» is the day of summing up.

In the program:

— radio air on «Kometa»;

— press conference;

— set - off.

Fest program can be slightly changed.