Arts Festival «60th parallel» is a project of Surgut Philharmonic.

The organizers of the Festival create new «cultural geography» by presenting cooperative projects of professional ensembles of Surgut Philharmonic – the main platform of the Festival – and residents from other cities and countries in cities-participants of the «60th parallel». The Festival introduces creative works of notable artists from Russia, USA, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, the Faeroes (Denmark). This kind of communication is a strong stimulus for the development of intercultural relationships.

Apart from classical, traditional branches of art the Festival helps to synthetize new art forms, sometimes disputable but always original and of high quality.

Orchestras, bands, capellas, artistic unions and workers of dramatic, musical, visual arts take part in the «60th parallel». All the participants are thoroughly selected by experts and invited by the organizers of the Festival.