Red carpet : Eros Ramazzotti and Robin Thicke attend the 2015 New Wave international music competition in Russia

If earlier Russian celebrities went on holiday to Jurmala, now their main holiday destination was the city of Sochi, which, by the way, this year moved from Latvia and “New wave”.

New Wave is an international contest for new stars, which usually lasts for six days: 3 contest days, 2 special event days and, at the end, the day where the contest’s results are announced followed by an ending concert.

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev opened the 2015 New Wave  festival in the city of Sochi in Russia

Competition days 3, 4 and 10 October, in others – recitals and gala concerts. The prize Fund this year is 7 million rubles, 3, 5 of which will receive the winners.

Presenters of the opening ceremony, Stas kostushkin, Lera Kudryavtseva, Timur Rodriguez, Linden and Sergey Lazarev

American singer Robin Thicke performs during the opening ceremony of the 2015 New Wave international music competition.

Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti and singer Ani Lorak perform during a concert on Day 1 of the 2015 New Wave

New Wave  was founded by a Russian composer Igor Krutoy and by Latvian pianist and composer Raimonds Pauls in 2002 and later enhanced by a very famous Russian superstar Alla Pugacheva. New Wave used to be held in the Latvian coastal city of Jūrmala (Dzintari), but due to difficult Latvian-Russian relations, the contest was moved to Sochi, Russia in time for the 2015 contest.

It is one of the largest festivals in Europe, from which many Eurostars started their promising careers. Among them a winner, Dima Bilan who was fourth in 2002, the same year that Sergey Lazarev won the contest as part of the duet “Smash”.

The Most Stylish Men At The 2015 New Wave  festival

Sergey Lazarev

Robin Thicke

Timur Rodriguez

Dima Bilan

Eros Ramazzotti

Alexey Chumakov