The festival of military orchestras opens in Moscow. The festival of military bands "Spasskaya Bashnya" (Spassky Tower) will be held in Moscow's Red Square from August 31 to September 4, 2011. The festival will feature the Honor Guard units, state and military bands from many countries.
In the first time military musicians’ festival took place in Moscow on 2 September 2006. Over the short history at the festival on Red Square performed musicians from many countries: Australia, Britain, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Finland, France, South Africa and others. A similar festival is held in Finland, Hamina (Hamina Tattoo).