A festive concert marathon traditionally kicks off on may 8, when the end of world war II is officially celebrated in most countries of Europe.
Starting at 17.00 in front of the audience performing artists vocal Studio Helena Svelpe, ensemble "Balabushki-groom", the orchestra "Sadko", a folk ensemble "willow". Will complete the first day of the feast with Alexander Kazakov Da Ba group and Anna bard with a group of IGNIS .
9-on may, Monday, the festivities will start at 10 a.m. with laying flowers to the monument to the Liberators, which was headed by the veterans and the mayor of Riga nil Ushakov.
After flower-laying ceremony will be a concert. It will be attended by more than 500 artists from Latvia, but also guests of our country during the day on the holiday stage will the orchestra of Russian folk instruments "Slavs" society of Slavic culture "Accordion", choir of the Russian "Lada", the artists of the ensemble "Nadzeya" Belarusian cultural society "PRAMEN", soloist Janis Lemesis, a children's dance group "Pound of Raisins", dance groups "Watercolour" and "Solo and ensemble "Harmonica" and the folk ensemble of Russian song and dance "Krivichi".
Their best songs will be performed by winners of festival "Baltic talents" ensembles vocal Studio "Chime", the artists vocal Studio Helena Svelpe, group Kugliev Family Band, singer Anna with the rock band IGNIS and Alexander Kazakov from the group Da Ba.
A special program for the celebration of Victory Day in Riga was prepared and the guests — participants of the festival STANISLAVSKY.LV — graduate students and the artists of the Russian University of theatre arts (GITIS), Studio of Mikhail Borisov, the Studio of people's artist of Russia Leonid Heifetz and Vladimir Andreyev's workshop.
In 18.55 gathered in the square to commemorate the fallen in the great Patriotic war with a Minute of Silence.
About 21.20 the guests of the festival will turn the mayor of Riga nil Ushakov. And at 21.30, on the stage at a Monument to Liberators with the special concert program will be Russian rock-singer Diana Arbenina and the Night Snipers".
The festive evening will conclude with the traditional fireworks. Beginning at 22.45.
For the eighth consecutive year the organizer of the festive events near the Monument to Soldiers-liberators is Latvian society "9maijs.lv".
The concert organizers are asking all who are planning these days to attend a festive concert marathon with respect to safety measures and the instructions of police and organizers. The organizers also call during the holiday to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages and to comply with legislative restrictions on Smoking.