The New Wave festival in Jurmala in Latvia has begun and will feature many Eurostars. The annual festival began yesterday and will run until July 28. Julio Iglesias (Spain 1970), Toto Cotugno (Italy 1990 and ESC host in 1991), Lara Fabian (Luxembourg 1988), Natalia Podolskaya (Russia 2005), Dima Bilan (Russia 2006 and 2008), Serebro (Russia 2007), Verka Serduchka (Ukraine 2007), Ani Lorak (Ukraine 2008), Intars Busulis (Latvia 2009) are all taking part as well as singers from various Eurovision national finals including Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2008), Valeria (Russia 2009) and Jamala (Ukraine 2012).
The event will be aired via satellite on several Russian channels. The show will be hosted by Russian superstar Sergey Lazarev.