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Sting will give a concert in Tartu on the title year of European Capital of Culture

The European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 announced the first major artist in the programme of the title year, which is the legendary composer and singer Sting. The artist will give a concert "My Songs" on the 10th of June at the Tartu Song Festival Grounds during the European Capital of Culture title year. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 10th of November at 10 AM on the Piletilevi website and at sales points.

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The European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 announced the first major artist in the programme of the title year, which is the legendary composer and singer Sting. The artist will give a concert “My Songs” on the 10th of June at the Tartu Song Festival Grounds during the European Capital of Culture title year. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 10th of November at 10 AM on the Piletilevi website and at sales points.

Sting’s “My Songs” concert is an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved hits, “Fields of Gold”, “Roxanne”, “Every Breath You Take”, and “Message in a Bottle”, among a myriad of other iconic songs. Sting will come on stage in Tartu with a rock ensemble.

In choosing the artist, the European Capital of Culture based the programme on both Sting’s work and his social influence, which are connected with the activities of Tartu 2024 and the creative concept Arts of Survival. “The Grand Master deals with the knowledge, skills, and values that will help us lead a good life in the future. Sting speaks to audiences of all ages,” said the CEO of Tartu 2024 Kuldar Leis.

Sting is an environmental activist who fits in with the environmental topics central to the programme of the European Capital of Culture. Tartu 2024 includes a quarter of Estonia and organises a programme with more than a thousand events in an environmentally friendly way, including Sting’s concert.

The secret to his longevity is simple, Sting himself said in an interview this May, “I’m curious! I’m curious about the music itself. I’m still a student of music. I still practice every day, I still study,” he noted. “That’s the wonderful mystery of it – the enigma of music – but also I’m willing to learn. So if that’s why I’m still hanging on by my fingernails, then it’s a good reason.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 10th of November at 10 AM on the Piletilevi website and selling points.

Sting is also one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists and has garnered an impressive 11 Grammys, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a Tony nomination, and has sold a staggering 100 million albums combined with The Police and his solo work.

Sting is the first major artist to be unveiled by the European Capital of Culture. According to the CEO of Tartu 2024 Kuldar Leis, other superstars are expected to come to Tartu and Southern Estonia in the coming year.

The grand opening of the title year of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 will take place on 26th of January.