If you’re thinking of heading to Moscow during the second half of 2019 there are plenty of ways you can make the trip truly memorable.
Whether you’re a fan of music, sport or something else, the Russian capital is set to stage some top class events over the coming months.
Read on as we look at some of the biggest events taking place in Moscow during the second half of the year.
Hottest Events In Moscow 2019
Ed Sheeran – Otkritie Arena – July 19
Ed Sheeran’s major European tour hits Moscow on July 19 and it is fair to stay that Russia is looking forward to welcoming the singer-songwriter.
A giant five-metre statue of Sheeran has been erected in Gorky Park, sparking a selfie-snapping frenzy amongst fans of the singer.
Sheeran has already played to packed out audiences across the world during the tour and his Russian gig promises to be a memorable experience.
Plan your journey to Moscow in advance to secure the best possible luxury hotel rates for your trip to one of this summer’s major music events.
Metallica – Luzhniki Stadium – July 21
If Sheeran’s brand of music is a little too bland for your taste, heavy metal legends Metallica have the perfect antidote a couple of days later.
The Californian band have been promoting their tenth studio album ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’ since 2016 and will have performed 170 shows by the time the tour ends in November.
Metallica are hugely popular in Russia, famously playing to an estimated 1.6 million fans at the Monsters of Rock festival back in 1991.
They are widely recognised as one of the most influential heavy metal bands in history, selling over 125 million albums during their near 40-year career.
Moscow City Day – Red Square – September 6/7
Moscow celebrates its birthday in early September, with fairs, carnivals, parades, concerts and more taking place across the city.
The holiday kicks-off with a spectacular opening ceremony on Red Square and the celebrations will continue throughout the weekend.
Tverskaya Street will be the central venue, with the area split into different zones that recognise Moscow’s achievements in space exploration, arts, sport and more.
The city parks are also popular places to mark the occasion, with many families gathering to enjoy a picnic during the event.
UFC – Venue TBC – November 9
The UFC returns to Moscow during November as it bids to capitalise on the popularity of mixed martial arts in Russia.
This will be the third show the company has held in the country, following on from successful events in the capital and Saint Petersburg.
UFC made its debut at the Olympic Stadium last September, with Aleksei Oleinik defeating Mark Hunt by first-round submission in the main bout.
This year’s event is likely to feature some of Russia’s top UFC stars and will undoubtedly help the company grow its brand there.