Yerevan will host the first Music Drive International Rock Festival from March 24 to 27. The festival will be held at the National Academic Theatre after Gabriel Sundukyan, but will be accompanied by side events at clubs and the neighboring English Park.
The three-day rock festival has been initiated and organized by the Armenian Ministry of Culture and the Rock Association. According to Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan, the festival will be funded from state budget and informed that 32 million AMD has been allocated for this purpose.
Why a rock festival? “Because rock means youth, freethinking and freedom we all aspire to. I’m confident the festival will become an annual tradition and we’ll welcome every spring with this beautiful event. It will bring new color and new spirit to the city,” Armen Amiryan says.
The festival will bring together eight rock bands from England, the United States, Sweden, Denmark, etc.
General Coordinator of the festival Vardan Grigoryan says some well-known bands and virtuoso musicians have been invited.
The festival aims to ensure Armenia’s presence on international rock arena, establish traditions in the sphere and provide for an opportunity for exchange of best experience, Vardan Grigoryan says.