Reunion of military bands


Military bands from various countries have been invited to Riga to jointly create a colourful military parade and participate in concerts. The main participants are the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, the band of the Neubrandenburg Land Forces of the Bundeswehr, the band of the National Reserve Corps of the Royal Netherlands Army and others. At 7:30 p.m. on the 5th of July, military bands will parade from Pils Square through the Old Town, and the festival’s opening concert at the Freedom Monument will start at 8 p.m. The National Armed Forces’ Big Band will give a concert at the culture chalet “Esplanade 2014” at 8:30 p.m.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 04.07.2014 21:00


  • At the Freedom Monument, the Old Town of Riga

Form of event:

  • Concert
  • Event
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Music

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Although the practical importance of military bands has changed greatly, they still retain their symbol of power and demonstrate the close relationship between freedom, power and culture. During the meet-up in Riga, military bands will parade through the Old Town and perform the festival's opening concert at the Freedom Monument. The military bands will also perform concerts in Latvia's regions and participate in the gala parade in Riga that will close the festival.

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