Russia: New Wave 2018 dates confirmed; grand line up of Eurovision stars to attend!

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The dates for the 2018 New Wave Song Contest have been confirmed. The annual Russian music fiesta is set to be held on the shores of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi with a grand line up of former Eurovision stars to grace the event.

The 2018 New Wave International Contest of Young Pop Singers is scheduled to be held from 4-9 September at the New Wave Concert Hall at Sochi’s Olympic Park. The six day event will be aired on Russian channels RTR 1 and RTR Planeta.

Tickets for the 6 shows are already on sale and can be bought here.

A grand star studded line up of former Eurovision stars from Russia and overseas is set to attend the competition in Sochi. Many celebrated and big names in the Russian music industry and show business are also expected to grace the occasion.

The special guests

  • Philip Kirkorov (Russia 1995)
  • Polina Gagarina (Russia 2015)
  • Sergey Lazarev ( Russia 2016)
  • Dima Bilan (Rusia 2006, 2009)
  • Timati (Russian NF 2012)
  • Valeriya ( Russian NF 2009)
  • Alsou (Eurovision 2000, Eurovison 2009 host)
  • Ani Lorak (Ukraine 2008)
  • Natalia Podolskaya (Russia 2005)
  • Thomas Nevergreen (Denmark 2010)
  • Alekseev (Belarus 2017)
  • Svetlana Loboda (Ukraine 2009)
  • Alex Vorobyov (Russia 2011)

The Agenda

  • 09- Grand Opening Gala
  • 05/09- Competition Gala #1
  • 06/09- Competition Gala #2
  • 07/09- Creative Gala with Irina Allegrova
  • 08/09- Competition Gala #3
  • 09/09-  Grand Closing Gala

New Wave 2018 Participants

This year will see the 2017 Greek Eurovision representative Demy partake in the 2018 New Wave Song Contest representing her homeland Greece. A total of 16 cts will compete in the contest this year.

The jury

This year’s jury will feature many former Eurovision acts and the internationally acclaimed Greek composer/produder Dimitris Kontopoulos for the second consecutive year.

  • Philip Kirkorov (Russia 1995)
  • Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016)
  • Alsou (Russia 2000)
  • Dimitris Kontopoulos
  • Intars Busulis (Latvia 2009)
  • Igor Nikolaev
  • Igor Krutoy
  • Angelika Varum
  • Arman Davletyarov

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About New Wave Festival

The New Wave Song Contest was founded in 2002 by Igor Krutoy and Raimonds Pauls, with the first fourteen editions being held in the Latvian coastal city of Jurmala.

Throughout the years many former Eurovision stars have performed and participated in this musical extravanganza, and some of them have even won the competition:

  • Sergey Lazarev as Smash!!! ( 2002)
  • Intars Busulis ( 2005)
  • Jamala (2009)
  • Natalia Gordienko (2007)
  • DoReDos (2017)

The New Wave Song Festival is quite popular both in Russia and its neighbouring countries.


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