Maintaining traditional atmosphere of joy and warmth is the major task of this year’s “Zolotoi Shlyager” festival, artistic director of the festival Andrei Kalina told the journalists.
In spite of financial instability in the country, its organization has improved. “We are glad that some more artists that traditionally partake in the festival joined us at the 11th hour. Minimum three of them will appear at the opening ceremony, though we won’t name them now to keep the intrigue” - Andrei Kalina added.
This year’s festival will take place at the regional palace of culture. Both the festival’s opening ceremony and the first jubilee concert of the all-Belarusian music tour of Iskui Abalyan will be held there. “It’s remarkable as far as Iskui Abalyan got her start in life at “Zolotoi Shlyager - 97” having won young singers’ Grand Prix and the audience prize”.
According to the artistic director of the festival, the idea of gathering talented artists at one stage has been considered for a long period. And this year it will become true at the closing ceremony of the festival. “Among the artists who will perform at the stage are Ruslan Alekhno, Vitaly Gordei, Victor Pshenichny, Alena Lanskaya (“Vitebsk-2011” Grand Prix winner). Irina Doropheeva, Inna Aphanasieva, and Venera, former participants of Mogilev amateur collective “Raduga”, will also sing their golden hits. We supposed that Boris Moiseev, Natalia Podolskaya, “Bi-2” will also come, but they are going on tours in October. We hope for organizing the same concert with these artists’ participation in future”.