Skip to main content

Come Ice Rave with Us: Introducing the First Part of the Tartu 2024 Programme

Tartu 2024 will celebrate the birth of the European Capital of Culture programme with an Ice Rave on February 16 at 7 pm at the Tartu Town Hall Square Skating Rink. The first events in the official programme will be presented to the tune of exciting performances by Redel, Oopus and DJ Kersten Kõrge.

Ice rave poster.
08. Feb Kaidi-Lisa Kivisalu

“Tartu is the European Capital of Culture of 2024 together
with Southern Estonia. We invite audiences from Estonia and abroad to take part in our events,“ confirms Tartu 2024 Artistic Director Kati Ilves.
“At the Ice Rave, we will introduce the first projects included in the
official programme, which will offer special experiences in the coming years and will change the world through the arts.” Only
two years are left until the title year. According to the Artistic Director,
the official programme will be supplemented this year and the next with many other
events specific to Tartu and Southern Estonia.

Indrek Vaheoja, member of the band Redel: “Redel will
come to wintry Tartu with a wonderful dance troupe to celebrate the announcement
of the first events of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024. Redel
will help you reach places you would not otherwise.”

After Redel, the Estonian audiovisual folktronica ensemble
OOPUS will take the stage. Kersten Kõrge will end the evening with a DJ set.

A pop-up exhibition will be opened at the Town Hall Square during the festivities, where visitors
can learn more about the European Capital of Culture programme.

The programme will be introduced using the renewed visual identity of Tartu 2024, which was
completed in cooperation with the Tartu creative agency NOPE Creative.

People with no symptoms are welcome at the event. If
possible, the foundation recommends testing at home before joining the rave,
wearing a mask, and keeping a safe distance from other participants.

The event is free.