KUBANA goes West!
KUBANA relocates to the Baltic Sea, all the way to the suburbs of the most European Russian city Kaliningrad.
Each year KUBANA attracted dozens of thousands fans of open-air active recreation and contributed to the tourist industry of Krasnodar Krai, taking it up on the whole new level. Due to the difficult geopolitical situation of 2014 the general producer Ilya Ostrovsky announced the closeout and named it The Farewell KUBANA. But all at once in December 2014 the producer declared that the festival would come alive in 2015.The renewed KUBANA-2015 is taking place in August 6-9 in famous Yantarny settlement (Kaliningrad Region, the Baltiс sea).
The decision to renew the festival was made with the support of Kaliningrad Region government that suggested to host KUBANA on one of the beaches.
For six years KUBANA turned from local act into an international music event that attracts thousands of guests from all over Russia, CIS and Europe.
KUBANA is popular not only with the fans but also with top bands from all over the world – from Japan all the way to Canada. They consider it the best Russian festival. More than 300 musicians visited KUBANA. Among them are Korn, System Of A Down, Madness, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, Scooter, The Prodigy, Guano Apes, Enter Shikari, Infected Mushroom, Die Antwoord, Pendulum, Juno Reactor, Ska-P, Misfits, Wu-Tang clan, Bullet for my Valentine, The Gazette, Emir Kusturica and many others. Among Russian participants of KUBANA are Mumiy Troll, Bravo, Leningrad, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Lumen, Louna, Dolphin and others.
KUBANA is the first Russian member of the European Festival Association YOUROPE, twice nominated for the European Festival Awards and made it to the top10 European festivals.
«This is the beginning of new history. And we start from almost a blank sheet! But it is still the same KUBANA that all the lovers of live music love and respect.
I hope that the new address will be appreciated by the fans of the festival and will surprise them. It opens up new vistas for our creativity. I believe that the festival will move to a new level» says Ilya Ostrovsky, general producer of KUBANA.
Kaliningrad is a city fully integrated into the European infrastructure with modern approach to the tourist recreation.
Yantarny is a unique place famous for its amber resources. 90% of world amber stores is here. The first open pit amber mine in the world is situated here. Divers also come here often to dive in the flooded amber mine, which is called Amber Lake. Beside amber and all related to it Yantarny has the broadest beach in Kaliningrad region.
The location of Yantarny gives the best advantages for the festival like broad clean coastline, piny wood, great nature and the air!
The other factor important for the travelers who plan a trip to Europe is easy access. Yantarny is only 40 km away from Kaliningrad (30 km from the airport) and you can easily get there by car, by taxi or by coach. The plane is the fastest and the most comfortable way to get to Kaliningrad. It takes not more that 2 hourd to get there from Moscow or St. Petersburg. For those who don't have foreign passports or EU visas it also saves time and money as you don't have to apply the documents.
Proximity of Kaliningrad to Eastern Europe allows the travelers to plan further trip to Europe. It’s easy to get to Poland, Czech Republic or Baltiks and then to Germany.
The other important aspect is accommodation. Yantarny offers a great variety of accommodation from private housing to comfortable hotels. It's also only 15 minutes away from a good resort Svetlogorsk and that town caters for everybody’s needs. And Kaliningrad is less than an hour away from the venue.
For the first time KUBANA offers truly European recreation without changing the concept of music event on the beach. The sun, the sea and great music plus fresh air full of aroma of pines and high-grade European service – that’s the new recipe of KUBANA.