More than 500 artists from 12 countries will take part in the 9th Platonov Festival, the Regional Government Press Service reported on Wednesday, December 5. Mikhail Bychkov, Artistic Director of the festival presented the 2019 program at a meeting with the head of the region Alexander Gusev. Vladimir Popov, First Deputy Chairman of the Regional Government and Emilia Sukhacheva, head of the Regional Department of Culture also took part in the meeting.

The Platonov Festival will be held in Voronezh from June 1 to June 16, 2019. During the Platonov Festival, an all-Russian meeting of young writers can be held.

“Music” and “Theater” directions programs were approved by Alexander Gusev. The festival’s theater program is represented by 11 foreign and six Russian theaters. In total, 39 shows will be held at the Arts Forum. 11 concerts will be held as part of the music program, including academic music and World Music directions.

The biggest event will be the opening of the festival. There will be two shows of DoDoLand performance by Grupo Puja street theater on Admiralteyskaya Square.

The program of the event will be discussed with representatives of the creative community of the region and members of the Board of Trustees of the International Platonov Arts Festival in the near future.