The festival in the town of Hedymin showed we would see the real Belarus soon.
Dozens of thousands Belarusians naturally stormed to Lida on buses, electric trains and personal automobiles. A Lidbeer festival resounded in the town, with great noise and hype, onliner.by informs.
“There have been about a hundred thousand people in Lida today. That’s 1% of the whole population of Belarus,” — renown Belarusian blogger-patriot, Lida native Eduard Palchys tweeted on Saturday.
Сегодня в Лиде было около 100 000 зрителей. 1% населения Беларуси. pic.twitter.com/AEeMhudFmc— 1863x.com (@1863x) 9 сентября 2017 г.
For just one day a year, the ordinary Belarusian town bathed in the incredible atmosphere of drive, fun and freedom, in which there was no place for voluntary-compulsory processions and other obligations, so usual for many of our holidays.
Lidbeer is considered one of the largest "beer" festivals in the country. It is held for the third time. In September 2016, more than 100 thousand people came to Lida, which, probably, nobody expected. This time the organizers were ready for an even greater influx of guests, so they took into account last year's experience and increased the food court by more than twofold, significantly expanded the sanitary zone, invented new entertainment for children and adults. According to the participants of the festival, the queues were acceptable, there was enough food for everyone.
The food court and the first festival locations started working at ten in the morning. During the day, the Belarusian bands, selected during the Internet voting, performed on the small stage. Children were entertained by animators and circus artists, and those who love guests and recreation found an occupation for themselves. Those interested could take a tour around the plant and see how they produce beer.
In the evening it became hotter: a gala concert began with the participation of the bands "Loop of Addiction", "Krambambyla", Lumen, and the headliner was the Ukrainian band "Okean Elzy", which gave an hour and a half gig.
As previously reported by the site Charter97.org, Liavon Volski was greeted with many thousands chanting "Long Live Belarus!" on the stage in Lida. The evening gala concert was held under white-red-white flags.