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Moscow's cultural scene is famously enormous and varied - but where to start? Our arts-savvy editorial team trawl what's on offer, to bring you our selection of Culture Picks for your leisure time. Current and upcoming recommendations are:
07.07.18  14:00 Chess & Jazz Festival
The festival will combine the best experience in the organisation of musical events and surprise guests with a great lineup: performances from foreign and local jazz bands, outdoor chess tournaments, lectures and the best food Moscow has to offer. The Chess & Jazz Festival is a place of power where style and intellect meet. Headliner of the festival will be Cee Lo Green, an American singer, rapper, songwriter and producer, multiple Grammy award-winner, member of the band Gnarls Barkley, famous for their hit “Crazy”, writer of the song “F*ck You” and Judge of the popular American show The Voice. Also will perform Kamaal Williams - a star of the London underground, also known under the pseudonym Henry Wu. He will be presenting his new album to Russia, The Return, released in 2018. The musician became widely known as a producer and one of the writers of the iconic album Black Focus, released by the Yussef Kamaal project. Each of Kamaal William's performances are bright and improvisational, mixing the cool rhythms of 70's jazz-funk with a solid beat, bass and hip-hop. Chess & Jazz lineup include performance of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Secret Atelier and Moscow Ragtime Band. Read more
Hermitage Garden 
21.07.18  12:00 Ahmad Tea Music Festival: Biffy Clyro, Wolf Alice, Miles Kane, Circa Waves
Ahmad Tea Music Festival invites you to enjoy a wonderful open-air evening of great British music in a beautiful city center park in the eighth time. This year Festival, sponsored by the popular brand of English tea is also to be held in an open venue, perfect for summer events - the Museon Park of Arts. The headliners will be Biffy Clyro, Wolf Alice, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Sundara Karma and Tom Grennan. Biffi Clyro - a three-piece alternative rock band which formed in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1995. Playing loud combinations of pop/rock, inspired by the music of bands like Weezer, Biffy Clyro first started by playing their aggressive pop tunes in the nearby Glasgow club scene, eventually enjoying a stable and enthusiastic response from their audiences. Wolf Alice - an evocative North London alt-rock outfit led by vocalist Ellie Rowsell. Wolf Alice deftly mixes folk, grunge, and electronic elements with vintage '90s indie rock. Miles Kane - indie journeyman who paired with Alex Turner in the chart-topping Last Shadow Puppets before pursuing a solo career. An indie pop veteran by his early twenties, singer/songwriter and young Paul McCartney look-alike Miles Kane has played a key role in the late-noughties alternative scene, both as a member of three bands and a solo artist. Heavily inspired by the Strokes, Liverpudlian indie rockers Circa Waves went from unknowns to radio stars in just six months. Read more
27.07.18  20:00 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Australia)
After three years since last concert, as part of the European tour, the brilliant multi-instrumentalist, composer, poet and writer Nick Cave will return to Russia. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds band is a long-awaited in Russia and here they come again! The band promises to come with breathtaking show, and will also present their latest album "Skeleton Tree", filled with Cave's dramatic darkness. The album was recorded under extremely sad circumstances - it was at that time that Nick Cave tragically lost his son... It will be a very emotional show that you need to see with your own eyes! Read more
Stadium Live 
27.07.18-29.07.18 Park Live: David Guetta, Gorillaz, Massive Attack, Tricky
Park Live is an annual international music festival that combines music, art, fun, sunshine, fresh air, a great audience, and a positive atmosphere. Park Live is a festival for people of all ages and people with different tastes in music. Park Live becomes 3-day again and will be held on July 27, 28 and 29 in Gorky Park! David Guetta will headline the first day of Park Live. The most famous DJ of the Planet will perform in the capital with his megacool show on Friday, July 27, just after sunset. Before him will perform Apple's favourites - stylish Sofi Tukker, and Ivan Dorn. The headliner on July 28 will be the inimitable Gorillaz! The whole world was waiting for their return! For the first time in Russia the most popular virtual group in the world: 2D, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and Murdoc Niccals will give a single perfomance! The second participant on July 28 will be Tove Lo, an incredible Swedish singer. And on the second day will perform also Little Dragon, Kaleo and the Hatters! Headliners on July 29 will be the most influential group of its generation - Massive Attack! They raised trip-hop to unattainable heights, they won the hearts of millions and spawned dozens of followers. Massive Attack has always been more than just a band. Striking album covers, fantastic logos and magnificent video clips brought them glory no less than the actual music. Massive Attack will be accompanied with no less fantastic Tricky, Bononbo, Young Fathers and EIMIC. Read more
Gorky Park 
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