The fifth international music festival and conference V-ROX took place in Vladivostok during the first August week-end. Bands from 11 countries played their fantastic gigs on the main stage on Sports Quay and in the clubs during three days.
Every day became an exciting musical journey – “On the Earth, in the Sky and Sea” – this was the motto of V-ROX 2017. The power of music moved the promised typhoon – the main festival of the free port of Vladivostok was accompanied by good weather. Thousands of happy people, music and a special atmosphere of V-ROX – together with you we will remember the festival for a long time!
A real gift to the locals and guests of the city was the gig of Mumiy Troll – the day after their sold-out concert in Fetisov Arena, the band played on the main stage on Sports Quay.
Ilya Lagutenko: “What did we learn during the five years of the «Vladivostok Rock» Festival? We know how to create international multi-genre music program for the festival, which have no analogues in Russia. We interact with international festivals and promotional organizations, embassies of different countries, local administration and city services, and simply with interesting people – this allows to expand the boundaries of performances and find ways of business development.
Once again we realized that no financial crisis or cold war couldn’t stop openhearted people. We understood that it is possible to connect music, cinema, fashion, gastronomy, sport, ecology, and concentrate only on local products and interests.
I believe that the most important achievement is that city points of club and social life began to interact with each other, realizing that it is mutually beneficial for everyone. In the fifth V-ROX participated 11 clubs and restaurants of the city, more than 30 local brands participated in the design market. The same days the sailing regatta in the Peter the Great Bay and the Chinese ballet tour were held in the city – it also showed the power of V-ROX vacation. I see the development of the festival – from the city holiday on the embankment the festival has transformed into a network of creative laboratories on various city venues with enthusiastic people. This is my continues dream of Vladivostok 3000».
This year festival gathered a lot of people – more than ever during 5 years. Thank you all for being with us! The festival team goes on vacation, but music and emotions are still in our hearts. We are waiting for new meeting in Vladivostok! We VROX YOU!