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S 18. May 2024

Kissing Tartu – concert show and a collective kiss

21:30 - 23:30

Tartu city | Tartu Raekoja plats

  • Music
  • Main programme


Free of charge event for everyone.


On 18th of May 2024, European Capital of Culture will witness a historic event that will debunk the image of modest and cool Estonians. The concert is free! When you cannot make it to the venue you can enjoy the live broadcast on ETV! We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Estonia's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest and share a kiss together.

The crowd will be entertained by:
➤ Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst (Austria)
➤ Victor Crone (Sweden)

And Estonian stars:
➤ Lenna Kuurmaa
➤ Liisi Koikson
➤ Koit Toome
➤ Hanna-Liina Võsa
➤ Janika Sillamaa
➤ Ivo Linna
➤ Maarja-Liis Ilus
➤ Ott Lepland
➤ Laura Põldvere
➤ Elina Netšajeva
➤ Birgit Sarrap
➤ Getter Jaani
➤ Elina Born
➤ Robin Juhkental
➤ Alika Milova
➤ Uku Suviste
➤ Juhan Uppin
➤ Stig Rästa

Kissing Tartu programme ends with a concert on the Town Hall square, with which we value openness, humanity and respect and wish that everyone in Tartu and Estonia is treated well, regardless of their nationality, race, age, gender and worldview.

At the concert, beloved Eurovision songs from Estonia and Europe will be sung, which tell the story of Tartu, Estonia and Europe. A joint kiss can be a romantic kiss, a kiss on the cheek with a friend, a hug or a parent kissing their child.

Unexpected and fresh musical ensembles will take over the stage. Old beloved songs will get a new twist at the concert.

A 5-part “micro-series” created just for this evening will be shown on the screens, in which two young scientists (actors Maarja Johanna Mägi and Kaarel Pogga) try to solve the mystery of the kissing epidemic that has hit Tartu in an X-Files-like mystery.

All vocals are live!

Director: Ain Mäeots
Musical director of the concert: Siim Aimla
Choreographer: Alice Alexandridi

Before the evening concert, go see the Eurovision hits concert by talented young Laulupesa singers and Shaté dancers at 16:00!

➤ Nearly 250 Shaté dancers and Laulupesa singers
➤ Rolf Roosalu
➤ Kaarel Orumägi
➤ Anna Lea Hamer
➤ Elina Netšajeva


People with mobility impairments are welcome to take part in the concert in the fan zone (separate registration is not required). We recommend entering from Rüütli street. There are folding chairs in the fan zone that can be asked from event volunteers. Volunteers also guide people with a mobility aid to a place allocated for them.

Volunteers can be recognized by their green shirt or hoodie!

The nearest disabled parking lots to the Town Hall Square are located behind the Town Hall building, on Magistri Street and at the Tartu Market Hall (map of parking areas). A valid parking card for a disabled person’s vehicle guarantees free parking in the paid parking area of ​​the city of Tartu. The established procedure must be followed in private parking lots.
The nearest disabled toilet is in Tartu Central Park. It is paid (20 cents entrance). WC card holders have priority. There is also a changing table.

The intermediate clips of the performance are subtitled and translated into Estonian and English.

Kissing Tartu is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.


  • EST
  • ENG


  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Family friendly with a toddler
  • Visitors with well-behaved pets


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