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Afisha Picnic 2011

July 20, 2011

Russia’s most distinguished music and lifestyle outdoor festival opens this weekend

  • Text by Kemal Tarba

Afisha Picnic festival takes place every summer in the scenic area of Kolomenskoe, the former royal estate, which now is a historical, architectural and nature reserve museum. The Festival area of over than 1000 acres of land hosts the audience of approximately 50,000 visitors what makes Afisha Picnic the largest outdoor festival in Moscow.

Since its debut in 2004, Afisha Picnic continues to lead the way as a pioneering festival offering a second to none programme of music and arts, leisure and lifestyle activities. The Afisha Picnic is expanding each year, attracting a wider audience from all over Russia, and more attention from both the local and foreign media.

This year 8th edition of Picnic will take place on Saturday, July 23. The programme is divided into four main themes: Music, Market, Entertainment and Food. Music scene is spread over a few platforms hosting most promising Russian musicians as well as foreign bands.

With the idea of a relaxed outdoor leisure very much at its core, Afisha Picnic brings every fraction of the open air activity together in one place, providing a very engaging and versatile surroundings for different audiences, either for individuals or families. Being a hub of wide-ranging entertainment and recreation events, Afisha Picnic is the only Russian outdoor festival that maintains non-alcoholic policy and holds its unique position in the season.

Afisha Picnic takes place on July 23 @

Moscow, Коломенское

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