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History of the festival

The First APF was held in 1992, June 17 - 26. It was attended by 189 artists from 12 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. 40 performances were held at 24 venues.

The Second APF was held in 1995, June 29 - July 7. It was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The festival was supported by the President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin. The festival was attended by 258 artists from 15 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. 30 performances were held at 64 venues.

The Third APF was held in 2012, June 28 – July 4. The festival was supported by the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.The festival was attended by 352 artists from 19 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. 68 performances were held at 42 venues that were attended by 250,000 people.

The Fourth APF was held in 2014, June 26 - 4 July. The festival has become the record-breaker of all quantitative and qualitative indicators as compared to the previous festivals. The festival was attended by 565 artists from 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. 86 performances were held at 54 venues that were attended by 300,000 people.