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Osokins Freedom festival for Ukraine 2024


The fifth Osokins Freedom Festival will take place in Riga and elsewhere in Latvia from 5 April to 12 May. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the festival has been dedicated to supporting the Ukrainian army and civilians. This year, the focus is also on Ukrainian children. Additionally, for the first time, it will raise funds for the parents of seriously ill children in Latvia. The festival and its supporting events will continue for two months, bringing together Latvian, Ukrainian and international artists and professionals in a wide range of concerts, masterclasses, talks and other events.


See you at the House of the Blackheads on 13 April and 10 May! More info here.

Andrejs Osokins, founder and artistic director of the festival, says: “It is very important not to lose hope and conviction that justice will prevail, as well as the connection with those who need help so much, both in Latvia and Ukraine. While Russia continues its brutal assault and attempts to destroy the Ukrainian people, we must continue to provide emotional, financial and humanitarian aid to Ukrainians. This is our struggle too, and we must show how united and strong Latvia is in its support for Ukraine and in its human ideals. Music is a force that helps to strengthen, unite and give hope to us all. The emotions, applause and smiles of the audience at the previous festivals inspire us to continue, so that together we can give more and more support to our fellow human beings and bring Ukraine closer to victory.”

Ticket proceeds from the festival events and funds raised through a special campaign on will be donated to the soldiers on the frontline and civilians in Ukraine, with a special focus on Ukrainian children, as well as to support parents of seriously ill children living in Latvia. The parents of the children will be provided with the necessary medical assistance and specially trained nannies to ease their emotionally and physically difficult daily lives. Everyone is invited to donate to these causes not only by attending the festival concerts, but also through a special campaign on


A certain number of Ukrainians who have taken refuge in Latvia and parents of children in need will be able to attend the festival events free of charge.

The festival programme can be found and tickets for the concerts can be purchased at all “Biļešu paradise” box offices and online

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