Nashestvie (Russian: Нашествие) is one of the largest open-air festivals of Russian rock, organized by Nashe Radio station. It is held annually during the first weekend of July (until 2006: first weekend of August) somewhere in the environs of Moscow, Russia, since 1999 (open air since 2000) to this day with the exception of 2007 and 2020. Nashestvie changed its venue several times: it was initially set in Ramenskoye, Moscow Oblast, but recently it moved northwest to Tver Oblast.
|Years active||since 1999|
|Founded by||Nashe Radio|
Nashestvie is participated by majority of Russia's most popular rock artists (such as Aria, Alisa, Agatha Christie, Splean, Korol i Shut), as well as bands from Ukraine and Belarus, such as Okean Elzy or Lyapis Trubetskoy. Most of the headliners represent usual Nashe Radio playlist.
Bands are not paid for participating in Nashestvie (unlike those participating in rival Krylya Festival). Instead the festival is used as a free promotion for them. Young and obscure bands can participate in Nashestvie too, they play in the mornings or, since 2005, on special separate stages. Some of the bands, namely Epidemia and Melnitsa, that begun their Nashestvie history in "genre ghettos", recently started to play on the main stage.
|Year||Date and venue||Audience||Notes||Headliners|
|Nashestvie-1999||10-11 December, Gorbunov Palace of Culture, Moscow||10,000||The first festival was the only one to be held indoors, not counting "virtual" Nashestvie-2003.||Bi-2, Zemfira, Okean Elzy, Zdob si Zdub, Linda|
|Nashestvie-2000||19-20 August, Ramenskoye Hippodrome, Moscow Oblast||60,000||First of the classical open-air Nashestvies.||Agatha Christie, Korol i Shut, Bi-2, Zemfira, Leningrad, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Tarakany!, Kirpichi|
|Nashestvie-2001||4-5 August, Ramenskoe Hippodrome, Moscow Oblast||100,000 to 120,000||Aria, Korol i Shut, Splean, Bi-2, Leningrad, Nogu Svelo!, Nochniye Snaiperi|
|Nashestvie-2002||10-11 August, Ramenskoe Hippodrome, Moscow Oblast||180,000||Aria, Korol i Shut, Aquarium, Agatha Christie, Splean, Nogu Svelo!, Bi-2, Zemfira, Dolphin, Piknik|
|Nashestvie-2003||2-3 August, Moscow, Nashe Radio studio||Radio audience||The open air performance was cancelled after terrorist attacks at the Krylya Festival the same year. Instead, there was a "virtual festival" with bands performing live on air in the Nashe Radio studio.||Mashina Vremeni, Aria, Agatha Christie, Splean, Nogu Svelo!, Bi-2, Zemfira, Dolphin, Leningrad.|
|Nashestvie-2004||7-8 August, Emmaus, Tver Oblast||50,000||New venue in Tver suburbs, farther from Moscow. It will host Nashestvie for the next several years.||Nautilus Pompilius (special one-concert reunion), Aria, Bravo, Splean, Nogu Svelo!, Bi-2, Zemfira, Okean Elzy, Mumiy Troll, Epidemia|
|Nashestvie-2005||5-7 August, Emmaus, Tver Oblast||53,000||First Nashestvie to last for three days. Three scenes were built, and performance continued simultaneously. The major scene was for mainstream classic rock, second for punk and heavy metal bands, and the third for "unconventional" styles such as reggae, ska, folk.||Alisa, Korol i Shut, Agatha Christie, Kipelov, DDT, Splean, Nogu Svelo!, Bi-2, Zemfira, Dolphin, Leningrad, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Melnitsa, Amatory.|
|Nashestvie-2006||4-6 August, Sredizemny Mys near Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast||100,000||This year the festival split into official Nashe Radio's Nashestvie in Ryazan, and rival Emmaus Festival, held on the same site in Tver Oblast as in 2004-05 but without Nashe Radio promotion.||Aria, Alisa, Korol i Shut, Agatha Christie, Splean, Nogu Svelo!, Bi-2, Melnitsa, Bravo, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Okean Elzy, Epidemia, Amatory.|
|Nashestvie-2007 was cancelled because of a conflict over organisational problems between Nashe and the Ryazan Oblast administration.
Emmaus Festival was held on the old venue without Nashe license, attracting 40,000 and featuring Aria, Alisa, Agatha Christie, Chaif.
|Nashestvie-2008||4-6 July, Emmaus, Tver Oblast||100,000||Nashestvie and Emmaus Festival reunited again under the moniker of Nashestvie.
This particular festival received much criticism. It rained during performance, and the field turned out to be not prepared for heavy rain, which resulted in areas of wet mud. Next year the Emmaus venue was finally abandoned by any of the festivals.
|Aria, Alisa, DDT, Korol i Shut, Agatha Christie, Splean, Bi-2, Bravo, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Epidemia.|
|Nashestvie-2009||10-12 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||80,000 to 100,000||Festival moved to a larger venue several kilometres southeast from Emmaus, due to the number of visitors.||Alisa, Kipelov, Korol i Shut, Splean, Melnitsa, Mumiy Troll, Bravo, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Piknik, Flëur|
|Nashestvie-2010||9-11 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||130,000||Aria, Alisa, Korol i Shut, DDT, Agatha Christie, Splean, Nogu Svelo!, Okean Elzi, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Melnitsa, Epidemia.|
|Nashestvie-2011||8-10 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||173,000||Also broadcast live via internet. Festival featured an additional "theatrical scene", where stanup artists performed. Among them Mikhail Yefremov and Ivan Okhlobystin.||Aria, Alisa, Korol i Shut, DDT, Splean, Okean Elzi, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Epidemia.|
|Nashestvie-2012||6-8 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||125,000||Also featured a "non-format" scene with varied music and more obscure bands, such as Troll Gneot Yel and Ivan Kupala||Alisa, DDT, Korol i Shut, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2013||5-7 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||150,000||Introduced "Nashe 2.0" scene. Also featured an air show.||Alisa, Aria, Bi-2, Kipelov, Korol i Shut, Melnitsa, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2014||4—6 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||165,000||Alisa, Bi-2, DDT, Kipelov, Mashina Vremeni, Melnitsa, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2015||3—5 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||around 200,000||Was also broadcast by REN TV||Alisa, Bi-2, Kipelov, Melnitsa, Piknik, Splean|
|Nashestvie Kazakhstan||29 August 2015, Almaty||unknown||DDT, Kipelov, Pilot|
|Nashestvie-2016||8—10 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||205,000||Nashestvie's audience record to date. Was also broadcast by REN TV.||Bi-2, DDT, Kipelov, Leningrad, Melnitsa, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2017||6—9 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||around 200,000||Was also broadcast by REN TV. This year was criticized for muddy conditions and troubled organization, as the venue was unprepared for heavy rain.||Alisa, DDT, Kipelov, Melnitsa, Piknik, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2018||2—5 August, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||around 200,000||Also featured air show by Russian Knights and an exhibition of military tech. Several bands declined to participate due to involvement of Russian Ministry of Defense in the festival's organization.||Alisa, Aria, Leningrad, Melnitsa, Piknik, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2019||18—21 July, Bolshoe Zavidovo, Tver Oblast||Due to last year's controversy, Nashe abandoned partnership with the Ministry of Defense and chose Roscosmos as its new partner.||Alisa, Aquarium, Bi-2, DDT, Melnitsa, Piknik, Splean|
|Nashestvie-2020 was cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic.|
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