20 January 2011, Thursday, 14:36
author: Alfia Agliullina
The XVII Republican pop song and dance festival “Epiphany Frosts” started in the town of Birsk. Traditionally it begins on January 19 with arrivals of the competitors, casting of lots and rehearsals. Birsk administration reports more than 400 participants arrived in this ancient town by the beginning of the festival. Some of them arrived from Tatarstan, Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions.
Solemn opening of the festival has taken place today, January 20.and the nomination “Vocal” opened the first contest day. On January 21 choreographic and musical bands will enter the stage and the festival will be over by tow gala-shows on Saturday, January 22.