Indie-pop at Luzhniki

Lastochka (“Swallow”) will be held at the
Luzhniki sports complex for the second time.
Organized by the same team that held the
“Subbotnik” festival in Gorky Park a couple
years ago, Lastochka is putting on some big
names. Ellie Goulding, known for her contributions
to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” and
“Hunger Games” soundtracks, will headline
the festival alongside Years & Years, an
electro-pop sensation from the UK. Also on
the bill is singer-songwriter Ivan Dorn from
Ukraine, whose music ranges from house to
hip-hop and from mainstream pop to jazz.
Dorn has just recorded an English-language
album in California and will present it at Lastochka.
The rest of the line-up looks like this:
French band Her (often compared to The xx
and Rhye), Alexandra Savior, who hails from
Portland, Oregon but is produced by UK musician
Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys fame, as
well as ALMA, a rising pop star from Finland.