On 14 October Moscow will greet participants of the largest youth event of the year. A colourful parade, which recreates grand festivals and carnivals from all over, the world from Rio to Venice will roll out in the very heart of the Russian capital. The event will involve 30,000 Russian students and 450 delegates from all across the world. Participants of the parade will follow an 8-km long route from the square of Vasilievsky Slope along the Kremlin, Prechistenka, Frunzenskaya and Luzhnetskaya embankments all the way to the Luzhniki Stadium.
The parade will be headed by official delegations from the countries participating in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students carrying their flags. Then the parade will turn into recreations of the parades of the World Festival of Youth and Students from 1957 and 1985, the Carnivals of Venice (Italy), Cologne (Germany), China and Brazil, the Dutch Tulip Festival (the Netherlands), Cherry Blossom Festivals (Japan), Holi festival (India) and Mardi Gras (New Orleans, USA). The parade will be reared by an orchestra from Russia. It should be noted, that after the event, a part of the decorative platforms will be exhibited in the Main lane of the Luzhniki Stadium. The procession starts at 15:00.
The parade will culminate with a concert organised by the First Channel Music TV channel at the end of the route. The concert which is scheduled to start at 4.30 p.m. and finish at 11 p.m. will feature such pop artists as Timur Rodriguez, Elena Temnikova, Yulianna Karaulova, MBAND, VIA Gra, Bianca, Khleb, Misha Marvin, Dana Sokolova, Kristian Kostov, Oleg Miami, Artem Kacher, Loya, Basil, DANTE, Roman Bestseller, Friendy, Mary Crimeberry, Kravtz, Roma Stein, ESTRADARADA, Guru Groove Foundation, Yulya Volkova, 5sta Family, Vanya Chebanov, Pasha Panamov and Swanky Tunes.
People from all across the world can watch the concert live on Channel One Music.
Russia hosts The XIX World Festival of Youth and Students. We’re extending our greetings to 20 000 students and young professionals in various fields aged 18 to 35 from over 180 countries.
Twice in the festival history, in 1957 and in 1985 it was hosted by Moscow, the capital of the USSR. The 7th WFYS was the largest ever visted by over 34 000 people from more than a 100 countries.