Lonely Planet Writer

Moscow metro buskers have to compete for spots

Moscow metro has decided to allow designated spaces for buskers.

Moscow Metro station.
Moscow Metro station. Image by Ana Paula Hirama / CC BY-SA 2.0

The artists hoping to get one of these spots and perform in the metro will first have to enter a competition and face a celebrity jury that will include Russian bands Gorky Park and Chelsea, as well as winners of Russia’s television show The Voice. The first 400 applicants will have a chance to audition, and 200 most talented ones will be selected and given permission to perform in the metro. Read more: bbc.co.uk