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Press info "Art-football 2017" 13.04.2017 16:37

Press info

On April 19th at the press center of "Russia Today" Information Agency at 15:00 p.m. will be held a press conference and draw for the VII Artist`s world Championship. (football and music festival "Art-Football").



Artist`s world Championship, football and music festival "Art-football" will be held for the 7th time in Moscow from June 3rd till June 12th 2017. This unique event is a part of an international charity foundation "Under the flag of Kindness", whose aim is to help seriously ill children who need expensive treatment.

Opening of the festival will be held on June 3rd at “Lokomotiv” Stadium, and closing ceremony will be held on June 12th at ‘Lokomotiv’ Stadium.

This year the Festival’s cultural compound will be largely expanded, so the charital events with participation of celebrities, representing teams, namely:
- Classical concert with teams’ representatives at the main hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the patronage of Zurab Sotkilava on June, 9th.
- Screening of films, where team representatives acted or that were directed by team representatives.
- Creation of a special festival village at the ‘Lokomotiv’ Stadium, where crafts, cuisines and performances of ethnic collectives, art and photo exhibitions.


The draw of the tournament will be attended by representatives of 16 artistic teams:

Argentina, United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia, Israel, Paraguay, Poland.


The draw will consist of 2 rounds. At the first round top 4 teams of the 7th Artist’s World Cup will be seeded in groups A, B, C and D. At the second round other 12 teams will be divided into 4 groups by blind draw.


The host of the ceremony – Grigoriy Tvaltvadze.

The speakers will answer questions regarding “Art-football” music and football festival, Artist`s World Cup and “Under the flag of Kindness” charity campaign.


Confirmed speakers:
- Russian deputy sports minister Pavel Kolobkov;
- Director of Moscow City Sport and Tourism department Nikolay Gulyayev;
- The Bolshoy Theatre Lead Singer, the People’s Artist of the Soviet Union Zurab Sotkilava;
- First vice-president of Russian Football Union Nikita Simonyan;
- Leader of German pop-rock band “Fool’s Garden” Peter Freudenthaler;
- President of football club “Lokomotiv” Ilya Gerkus;
- CEO of Sports and Leisure events Directorate Polinskiy Alexander;
- Organizer of the festival "Art-football", CEO "Directorate of charitable programs "Starco" Yuri Davydov;
- Director of "Under the flag of Kindness" charity organizatio Natalya Davydova;


Partners of VII Football-Musical Festival “Art-Football”:
JSCo “Russian Railways”, Football club “Lokomotiv”, Fond Eleny Obraztsovoy, LLC “Shishkin Les Holding” (official water), LLC “Volkswagen Group Rus” (official carrier), LLC Insurance Company “Sberbank Life Insurance” (official insurer), Corporation MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, CJSC TGC “Izmaylovo”, LLC “Media Sport” (Sport FM), Sports News Agency “R-Sport”.


Venue: Moscow, Zubovskiy boulevard, 4, 2 floor MIA "Russia Today"
Date: April 19th, 2017 15:00
Accreditation requests accepted till April 18th 18.00


Information about the Foundation and Festival: art-football.comflagdobra.ru


The press office of the Festival "Art-football"
Koryakina Ksenia, Tokarenko Olga
Tel. +7 906 703-4720, +7 926 882 78 02
E-mail: pr@art-football.ru 

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