The Latvian Song and Dance Celebration 2018 In Numbers — XXVI Nationwide Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration

The Latvian Song and Dance Celebration 2018 In Numbers

The Latvian Song and Dance Celebration 2018 In Numbers

Number of participants 43 000

18,000 dancers, 16,500 singers, 8,500 brass players, kokle players, craftsmen, folk musicians and members of amateur theatre groups.

Participants are from 118 municipalities all over Latvia, and 21 countries all over the world where Latvians live: USA, Norway, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Denmark, Austria, France, Russia

Newest and oldest performers 3 and 91 years

48 chief conductors and chief choreographers

The Closing concert – Following the Starry Path -  has
274 mixed choirs – 11 800 participants
89 female choirs – 2 700 participants
27 male choirs - 800 participants
39 senior choirs – 1 200 participants
94 dance groups – 1 500 participants
50 brass orchestras – 1 500 participants
573 groups 20 073 total participants
46 programme items

Dance Spectacular - Mara’s Land - has
278 youth dance groups, 7,310 participants
329 middle-aged dance groups, 7,861 participants
87 senior dance groups, 1,847 participants
45 childrens’ dance groups, 1,156 participants
A total of 739 dance groups, 18,174 total participants
28 programme items 

It takes 5 years and 2760 people to produce the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration. As the festival takes place, that includes 1600 volunteers, 1000 associated personnel and 160 management and staff.

Seating Capacity      
Mežaparks arena 30 550
Daugava stadium 10 461

65 events in 25 venues - 44 of them free