Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

This sprawling event venue in Kadriorg holds a special place in Estonians' hearts as the birthplace of the Singing Revolution.

It was here in 1988 that Estonia's massive, musical demonstration against Soviet rule set the nation on its road towards re-independence.

The grounds feature an outdoor concert arena, built in 1959, a number of indoor halls, and host a multitude of large concerts and festivals through the year. Most famously the site is home to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, an unforgettable event that takes place every five years, drawing together up to 34,000 performers and 200,000 spectators.

Next to the concert arena is the 42-metre Song Grounds Light Tower (advanced bookings required for entrance). Every Song Celebration starts with the traditional lighting of the flame atop the tower. Its staircase displays a photo exhibition on the history of the song festivals, and from its observation platform at the top, with the help of newly-installed binoculars, you'll get great views of the Old Town and ships out a sea. 

On top of the natural limestone slope sits a bronze monument to Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and 'father of song'. His creations are regarded as part of the Estonian identity and can be heard on nearby standing 'singing bench'. Here one can rest for a moment, take in the beautiful views and listen to the most popular of the Song Festivals’ sounds.

The Song Festival Grounds is also home to a concrete building called the Cromatico, which is a visual representation of the chromatic – scale, i.e. all the white and black notes on a piano. This sensual and didactic sculpture takes you on a journey through the 12 half tones of the octave, allowing you to touch the art and experience how space relates to musical frequencies.

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Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Location Kadriorg
Address Narva mnt 95 Map
Phone +372 611 2102
Fax +372 611 2109
E-mail info@lauluvaljak.ee
Homepage www.lauluvaljak.ee
SEB Maijooks (May Run)
Once again the women of Tallinn are called upon to get out and get healthy. The Maijooks (May Run), which starts in the Song Festival Grounds, can be a gentle stroll or a gut-wrenching run, depending on how you want to take it.  In any case it is a chance for people of all ages to get out and get fit. The route for children under the age of 12 is a bit shorter. 
Dream Holi Festival
DREAM HOLI, the festival of colours deeply rooted in the ancient Hindu culture, enchanted the hearts of almost the entire planet and now gradually is winning over our hearts. One of the main rituals of the event is the game of colours to the rhythms of famous musicians and DJs from all over the world. The participants are showering each other with colourful powders and throw them into the air creating an indescribable show.

Various cuisines from all over the world (food&drinks tents for any taste)
Huge stage with special effects
Fun attractions for everyone
Separate family zone
10 top artists and DJs, such as…
Special SURPRISE guest – DJ from World Top 100
Estonian hip-hop band Põhja-Tallinn
Popular Estonian DJ Kristjan Hirmo
Talented Estonian house music DJs Artur F & Marc F
Sexy DJ Diana D
Amazing Live Sax Show
Event hosted by MC Gan
Other Artists and DJs.

To get the mood going, everyone who comes to festival gets a pack of Holi powder for free! Additional powders and T-shirts are on sale throughout the event.

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