Anton Gorbunov: People like it – that's a good sign

Anton Gorbunov: People like it – that's a good sign

— How do you like Koktebel? What's your impression of the festival?

— It's great! I really like Koktebel, it's the peak of the tourist season and the weather's beautiful. Unfortunately, it rained today, so we couldn't even do a proper sound check. But we got together and played. As for the people, the atmosphere, the scenery, it's all great.

— Yours is one of the opening shows of a festival with an extremely diverse program. What other shows would you like to attend?

— I'd love to see everybody, truly, but my flight leaves today, unfortunately.

— How did your concert go today? Were you happy with it?

— Yes, the audience and the atmosphere were great. The sound could have been better, because our music is fairly intricate. Certain nuances demand special sound effects, which are hard to produce on a huge open-air stage. But in general, it went great!

The most important thing is that people like it — that's a good sign. Despite common opinion, we Russians don't only like pop songs. Serious instrumental music also has its fans, and that's a great thing!


The KoktebelJazzParty festival is a COVID-free zone. Given the difficult epidemiological situation, the terms of access to the festival may be changed, depending on the epidemiological situation in the region and the recommendations issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor).
All festival participants, guests and spectators must present at least one of the three documents listed below:

  • A negative PCR test performed not earlier than August 18, 2021
  • A certificate showing the presence of antibodies to the S-protein of COVID-19, issued not earlier than May 25, 2021
  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate

All guests, members of the audience and media representatives must wear masks and gloves at the festival venues.