Celebrating its third anniversary, this year’s Present Perfect festival will be dedicated to electronic music and contemporary art. In spite of its short history, the festival has already affirmed itself as one of the most-awaited events dedicated to contemporary music culture; every year it attracts big names from the Russian and international electronic music scenes.
Usadba Jazz Festival
The annual Usadba Jazz Festival is dedicated exclusively to jazz. Among the big names this year will be the Belgian artist Zap Mama, the French blues harmonica player Jean-Jacques Milteau, Israeli jazz bassist Avishai Cohen, the Chicago-based brass group Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the Brooklyn-based jam band Snarky Puppy, the legendary funk group Earth Wind & Fire Experience, the jazz-hip-hop band The Herbaliser, and the Cuban jazz star Chucho Valdes.
This year the festival will have an environmental theme: there will be designers and restaurateurs working with natural materials and healthy ingredients and eco-friendly artists.
Imagine what would happen if an algorithm analyzed your social media behavior, hobbies and interests, then created a festival based on the information collected. In St. Petersburg, such a festival has existed for four years. VK FEST is one of the most famous festivals in Russia. Located at the 300 Years of St. Petersburg Park on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it has over 300 interactive sites, with music, workshops, games, competitions, lectures, food, and much more. This is a must for every Russophile who wants to explore all the nooks and crannies of contemporary Russian culture.