History

The festival arena was reopened in June 1994 as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the first Estonian song festival in Tartu.

Since then around 20 large-scale events have been held on the festival aren every year. In addition to the local song and dance festivals, the stage has been graced by such well-known productions and performers as Aida, Jose Carreras and Depeche Mode, as well as the FIM Rally (an international bikers meet) and gala concerts of stars from the Estonian music scene. Tartu Maraton events have also beed held here and in the sports park. 

The festival arena is visited by approximately 100,000 people every year. 

Some special events in our arena:

1997 - The Manhattan Transfer
1998 - Depeche Mode
1999 - Jose Carreras 
2018 - A-HA