The biggest festival in the free port of Vladivostok
to V-ROX 2018
на V-ROX 2017

The original souvenirs of Vladivostok and the festival will be available at the V-ROX market

August 17, 12:17
Маркет V-ROX

During the V-ROX festival the thematic market CreativeSpot will appear opposite to the main scenes, it will contain goods of creative people and companies of Vladivostok. Here you will be able to buy souvenirs, attributes of bands-participants and various decoration ornaments of the V-ROX theme. The market awaits for you through the whole festival, from the 19th to the 21st of August.

CreativeSpot offers:

• the brand «Море»’s limited series of T-shirts with prints, created with works of artists and photographers from Vladivostok;
• «Мануфактура»’s gift and post envelopes, handmade cards and prints with sights of Vladivostok;
• LOARAtoy’s handmade toys, full of the sea spirit: an entire collection of Far Eastern Squids and traditional Pet Seaguls;
• Ilya Semchenko’s T-shirts (GRACON studio), the only one of their kind symbols of the beloved city, drawn with soul and printed on qualitative cotton;
• the brand «Тайга внутри»’s taiga syrops, the freshest honey of northern bees, tasty and health-giving willowherb, pine-cone confiture;
• and many other things.

Find out about other market participants

The sport program of V-ROX: From yoga and musical race to cheerleading and beach rugby

August 16, 17:19
Пляжное регби

This year the sport festival will take place on the Sports Harbor Embankment for the first time within the V-ROX festival. On August 19 at 10:00 it will start with the musical race «Run, V-ROX, run!» and will continue with Feliks Pak’s yoga course «Strength and Balance». On August 20-21 the festival’s guests and audience will see cheerleaders’ acrobatics and dancing groups’ performances, will participate in a beach training in rugby and in volleyball competitions, will assess strength and endurance of crossfitters.

August 19 (Friday)

Start at the Fish market (Sports Harbor Embankment)

10:00 Musical race «Run, V-ROX, run!». Held together with the running club RDR, within the supporting of the First Vladivostok international marathon. Details

Wood planking near the big fountain (Sports Harbor Embankment)

11:00-13:00 Yoga program «Strength and Balance» from the leader of the yoga club «Aquarian Age» Feliks Pak. The peace of mind under the high load is the peculiarity of the methods «Strength and Balance». The course consists of strength building dynamic exercises, static asanas, complexes of pranayamas and energetic kriyas. You need a mat, loose clothes for exercises and water, a pen and a notebook at your pleasure.More about the course

August 20 (Saturday)

The sand beach near the Fish market (Sports Harbor Embankment)

12:00 Start of the sport program
12:15 Сheerleading
12:30 Open training in beach rugby
13:15 Performances of dancing groups
13:30 Beach volleyball
16:00 Crossfit
16:40 Сheerleading
17:00 Contest from the Vladivostok rugby club «Manchjur»
17:20 Beach volleyball
18:00 Beach rugby
19:00 Finish of the first day of the sport program

August 21 (Sunday)

The sand beach near the Fish market (Sports Harbor Embankment)

12:00 Start of the sport program of the second day
12:30 Beach rugby
13:15 Сheerleading
13:30 Beach volleyball
14:30 Performances of dancing groups
16:00 Crossfit
16:40 Performances of the Federation of cheerleading Primorsky Krai
17:00 Contest of volleyball players from the club VL.Volley
17:20 Performances of dancing groups
18:00 Beach rugby
19:00 Finish of the second day of the sport program

Special V-ROX 2016 mixtape

August 15, 00:33
V-ROX 2015

V-ROX — the main festival of the Free Port of Vladivostok and the biggest international music festival and creative conference, founded and curated by Ilya Lagutenko (Frontman of “Mumiy Troll” band) will be held for the fourth time 19-21st August. The festival slogan for this year is “People. Art. Cosmos”. More than 150 musicians, DJs and representatives of the music industry collectively from 11 countries will be coming to V-ROX. The headliners for this year are TsuShiMaMiRe (Japan), Zodiac (Latvia), Joel Sarakula (Australia), Burn the Ballroom (USA) and Nisvanis (Mongolia). Full programme can be seen here.

The festival organising committee have put together a special V-ROX2016 mixtape to listen, share with friends and prepare for the best weekend of the year. Beside the music, V-ROX festival fans are also able to watch official festival movies from 2014 and 2015.

Special exhibition of Aboriginal art of Australia will open in Vladivostok during V-ROX festival

August 15, 00:15
The Canning Stock Route_the art of Aboriginal people of the Western Desert2

«The Canning Stock Route: the art of Aboriginal people of the Western Desert» exhibition will open in Arseniev museum (Svetlanskaya St. 20) on August 19 at 11:00. In cooperation between Australian Embassy in Russia and V-ROX festival, Vladivostok residents and guests will have a chance to get acquainted with different works of art, which reveal the world of creativity, culture and nature of Aboriginal people of the Australian Western Desert. The exhibition will be available not only during the festival days but also after.

Canning Stock Route is a cattle route established in the early 1900s in order to develop cattle breeding.
The route crossed the lands that had been occupied for centuries by Aboriginal people. Before contact with the Western world most of their art was ceremonial, such as paintings on bodies, sand sculptures, totems and rock painting.

The Canning Stock Route_the art of Aboriginal people of the Western Desert

In July and August 2007 nearly 70 artists travelled along the 1850-kilometre stock route during a six-week project on integration with the country’s history. More than 100 artworks were created on that expedition, and many new stories and artworks were added to the collection, which was given to the National Museum of Australia in 2009. These are vivid, exuberant, energetic works created by artists with different levels experience of mastery and drawing technique.

The original artworks in the collection of the National Museum of Australia include acrylics on canvas, watercolors on paper, woodcarvings and works of fibre. Artists work in both conventional techniques and new figurative styles to pass on their common knowledge of the world through art.

The festival is spreading on the globe! V-ROX Showcase Mongolia successfully took place in Ulaanbaatar

August 14, 08:25
V- ROX ShowCase Mongolia3

In the beginning of August V-ROX gained new fans in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia saw the first V-ROX Showcase Mongolia. The organizers of the event Anima Mundi Entertainment introduced V-ROX to the Mongolian musical scene, fans and bands.

The best Mongolian bands Mohanik and The Colors, had already played in Vladivostok, performed at V-ROX Showcase Mongolia. Their live concerts are accompanied by pictures and videos from the previous trip to Primorye’s capital. The Lemons also introduced their music, the band Nisvanis — the headliner of V-ROX 2016 — also played their hits.

Thanks to V-ROX Showcase Mongolia’s success, the main festival of the free port gained new fans. In the nearest future not only the Mongolian bands, but the tourists and music lovers from Mongolia will come to V-ROX.

Run, V-ROX, Run! The most musical race in Vladivostok

August 13, 11:35
RDR Vladivostok

The first chord in preparation for the first ever International Vladivostok marathon will «sound» on August 19 at 10:00 on the Sports Harbour Embankment — in cooperation with RDR Running Club everybody is welcome to take part in the musical race of V-ROX!

Cooperation between sport club and representatives of rock music is not a coincidence , but extremely relevant. The race organizers from both sides are pursuing the same aim, promoting healthy living. Artists from different countries will be supporting the Vladivostok marathon and also take part in the short run with V-ROX music playing along the famous city embankment of Vladivostok.

The starting point will be set near the Fish market right by the main stage of the festival, the route will take runners up to the big central fountain and back, supporting healthy living.

V-ROX Cinema: «Vladivostok Vacation», «Charlie’s Country», «Quai d’Orsay» and «Eden»

August 12, 10:46
SOS Матросу!

«Illuzion» cinema chain and the international music festival V-ROX 2016 present a special film program, which will be held between 19th and 21st of August at «Ocean IMAX» cinema. In cooperation with embassies from different countries, residents and guests of Vladivostok will see movie screenings from France, Australia and an exclusive premiere of the most anticipated ‘rockumentary’ about Mumiy Troll band — «Vladivostok Vacation», which was presented at Cannes Film Festival 2016.


Vladivostok Vacation
August 19 at 18:00 и August 20 at 17:00, «Ocean IMAX» cinema, tickets

Russia-USA, 2016, 47 min. Genre: musical feature-documentary drama-comedy. Director: Danny Drysdale. Script: Ilya Lagutenko, Danny Drysdale. Producer: Ilya Lagutenko. Graphics: Andrey Kasay. Music: Mumiy Troll. Starring: Ilya Lagutenko, Yury Lozhechnik, Oleg Pungin, Yury Tsaler, Evgeny Zvidenniy, Yury Tsaler, Grigoriy Romanov.

Possibly one of the first-ever “rockumentary” movies of its kind in a musical phantasmagoria genre, “VV is a rock ‘n’ roll rampage in the tradition of The Beatles «Help!» and ” Spinal Tap”. But all the action takes place on board a sailing ship navigating the high seas – in an imaginary world where the Yellow Submarine finally meets with Battleship Potyomkin.

It all begins in the port of Vladivostok, Russia. Ilya, a local musician, decides that his band has achieved all the success it can in its hometown and dreams of international recognition – especially, winning a “Grammy”. His fate changes when he meets the captain of a sailing ship who offers the musician and his band free passage. Soon, Ilya and his bandmates – Oleg, Yuri and Eugene, embark on a voyage around the world. The sailing route is simple: “to visit places where people love rock ‘n’ roll!”. Trailer

Charlie’s Country
August 20 at 15:00, «Ocean IMAX» cinema, tickets

Charlie’s Country. Australia, 2013, 108 min. Genre: drama. Director: Rolf de Heer. Starring: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Wayne Anthoney.

Charlie is an aboriginal in contemporary Australia, the territory of this country does not seem a native land to him anymore. When police confiscate his traditional spear guessing it is a melee weapon, Charlie decides to give up everything and go far away from white people to preserve the traditions of his nation. Trailer

Quai d’Orsay
August 21 at 15:00, «Океан IMAX» cinema, tickets

Quai d’Orsay. France, 2013, 113 min. Genre: comedy. Director: Bertrand Tavernier. Starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Bruno Raffaelli, Julie Gayet.

A young graduate Arthur Vlaminck gets a post of an undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at quai d’Orsay. Now he will have to write the minister’s speeches for different business meetings and events. After working there for some time, he sees intrigues and the behind-the-scene struggle for posts among the employees of the ministry. But for such employees as Claude, who together with his cat in fact does not leave his working place, the work of the representative department would just turn into chaos. Trailer

August 21 at 17:00, «Ocean IMAX» cinema, tickets

Eden. France, 2013, 131 min. Genre: drama, comedy. Director: Mia Hansen-Løve. Starring: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Zita Hanrot, Roman Kolinka.

This is the history of the formation of the French electronic music scene in the nineties of the past century. The film’s plot written more as an autobiographic reel is hinged on the story of a young man Paul, who reveals the world of house and rave music and starts his own DJ-project. The main character was based on DJ Steven Love, who founded the music duet Cheers and became famous as the pioneer of French house music. The film is full of scenes from club parties and concerts, including Daft Punk performances. Trailer