The international festival KUBANA-2016 will be taking place in Riga, Latvia from 11 to 14 of August. And once again it will turn Lucavsala island located in the city center into a real island of freedom!
Last year KUBANA found a new hospitable home in the capital of Latvia. The promoters of the festival managed to re-create a unique atmosphere there, which had become a reason for many people to come back to KUBANA all over again and again, no matter where the festival took place.
“Moving to a new house is a mess. But it is a fun and crazy mess, which opens up new opportunities. All KUBANA’s kids, don’t you worry, you will love the festival at our new home. KUBANA is alive, no kidding!” says the festival producer general Ilya Ostrovskiy.
KUBANA’s history started in 2009 in Krasnodar region, Russia. Exactly then the first festival happened in Veselovka village. For several years KUBANA turned from a local act into a huge international music event that attracts thousands of guests from all over Russia, CIS and Europe. More than 300 musicians visited KUBANA. Among them are System of a Down, The Offspring, Madness, Gogol Bordello, The Prodigy, KOЯN, Guano Apes, SUM 41, Brainstorm and others. Among Russian participants of KUBANA are Mumiy Troll, Bravo, Leningrad, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Lumen, Louna, Dolphin, Kasta, Bumbox. KUBANA fans especially fell in love with unusual guests of the festival – stars of an soviet musical culture Valeriy Leontiev, Mikhail Boyarskiy, Uriy Antonov.
In 2015 with support of Riga’s Duma the promoters were able to build infrastructure needed for the festival including a massive stage, camping, food court and even attractions in an unbelievable short time.
KUBANA surfed the Baltic wave and gathered more than 40 bands and 15 000 fans. The promoters cracked a lot of problems and proved KUBANA would always keep it’s head above water.
KUBANA-2016 will bring a load of cool music, unforgettable adventures and a lot of smiles. Amazing old Riga’s town is included.