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“Very memorable especially if your family sang here”

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
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Owner description: Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928 along with concerts, festive ceremonies, exhibitions, open-air performances and other cultural events throughout the year.
Reviewed January 10, 2018

You've almost got to study the history of this place in advance or watch the videos to learn the significance of the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. This is where the Estonians were allowed to sing in their native language, to bond together with thousands of other Estonians in the hope that Estonia will be free again. It was such an amazing act of courage in the face of the Communist government. You are allowed to wander as you wish and even climb up to the stage where the four of us stood with our arms linked high in remembrance of our Estonian relatives. You'll most likely spend an hour there so it's well worth a stop as you explore Tallinn.

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Tallin has an amazing history, great to visit this historic ground with such significance. While in use, it must be magnificent.

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

If not taking a guided tour, read about the "Singing Revolution" before visiting the site. The 30,000-person stage filled with local singers (it is reportedly a crime to sing off-key in Estonia!) inspired the nation to seek independence from the Soviet Union.

Thank jerryg364
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Num amplo espaço geográfico, como se fosse um imenso jardim, existe uma concha acústica que possibilita a edição de festivais de canção que ocorrem periodicamente.
Vale a pena conhecê-lo !!!
Do wikipedia:
"In 1869 Johann Voldemar Jannsen established the Estonian Song Festival while the nation was still a province of the Russian Empire. This festival was considered responsible for fostering an Estonian national awakening. After that, the new tradition was born and the festivals are still held every five years."
E mais adiante:
"In 1988, Estonians gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, to sing patriotic hymns in what became known as the Singing Revolution that led to the overthrow of Soviet rule.
Also in 1988, three years before the collapse of the Soviet Union and Estonia's reestablishment of independence, an international rock concert called the Summer of Rock (also referred to as Glasnost Rock) took place on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds between August 26th and 28th. Headlining acts included Public Image Ltd (PiL), Big Country and Steve Hackett. The concert attracted over 130,000 attendees. Rock Summer would continue each summer until 1997.[3]

View from the stage
Today, Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds are also used for hosting international acts, such as Iron Maiden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, 50 Cent, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Andrea Bocelli, Madonna, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Lady Gaga, Green Day, José Carreras, Robbie Williams and the contemporary dance music event, the Sundance Festival."

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

History of the place is quite interesting and well worth learning as well as visiting this historical complex. You will have to use the buses to get to it though

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