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Drum and bass legend SIGMA presents a new album at the capital of culture opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 will take place on 26 January. After the grand opening ceremony "All Becomes One!" in the city centre, an outdoor winter rave will be held in front of the Estonian National Museum (ERM) to heat up the spirits. Headlining the event is none other than the drum and bass icon SIGMA with a DJ set, unveiling their new album "London Sound" on the same day. Entry is free of charge.

Artist Sigma poses for a photo.
15. Jan

According to Heigo Teder, Chief Coordinator of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 opening, the start of the cultural capital year means buzz, festivals, and world-class artists not only during the day but also during the night time. “The celebrations for the opening of Tartu 2024 will culminate with an electrifying performance by SIGMA, a globally renowned drum and bass icon, at a massive outdoor rave in front of the ERM. It is significant that the official debut party for the British dance music stars’ brand-new album “London Sound” is right here in Tartu.”

Teder adds that for those who appreciate piercingly deep yet melodic bass music, the name SIGMA needs no lengthy introduction: “Their hits simultaneously dominate radio charts as well as exclusive rave parties. On the night of January 26th, all the famous classics will be heard. The freshest material in the world will be presented right here in Tartu.” According to Teder, Tartu has room for virtually everything – for day and night, for culture and festivities.

Also taking the stage at the outdoor rave will be the Minister of Culture Heidy Purga, in addition to Emily Makis & Hi-Phi (UK) and Sound In Noise x Olivar ft. MC Slin. Sigma is one of the world’s largest drum and bass collectives, having sold over seven million singles and LPs. Their more well-known hit singles include “Nobody To Love”, “Changing” and “Find Me”. Sigma has performed at various major festivals around the world.

The event serves as the official afterparty for the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 opening and is free of charge for all dance music fans.