The first Festival of Contemporary Music UU SOUND and the International Music Forum Colisium Baikal-Buryatia was held in Ulan-Ude from February 26 to 29.
UU.SOUND is the first festival for new independent music and young artists from Buryatia, neighbouring regions and other countries. The organiser is the Buryat State Philharmonia. For a few days, Ulan-Ude turned into a centre for all music lovers where everyone could discover new music. The festival was not limited to a single musical style: artists have been selected for their work which must excite and inspire the audience.
Welsh-language post-punk trio Adwaith, winner of the 2019 Welsh Music prize, performed at UU SOUND as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music, supported by the British Embassy in Moscow and the British Council. The band performed on February 27 at FSK (Ryleeva street 2) and February 28 at Club 69 (Klyuchevskaya street 4B).