The festival's opening ceremony started on the Petrovsky side-street, in front of the Theatre of Nations. The theatre's front was used as a big screen, where the videoprojection by the famous artist Kirill Preobrazhensky was shown — to the music of The Net. Two groups of drummers took part at the opening — Drum Extasy were located on the roof of the theatre and students of the military school passed along the street below. After that the Salamander group went on the stage with a magnificent fire show. When the last fires went out, the organizers of the festival — Eugeni Mironov, Kirill Serebrennikov, Roman Dolzhansky, Chulpan Khamatova and Andrey Uraev proclaimes it open. The festival's club — The Headquarters was opened up at the same night — the More & Relsy group performed on the stage of the Theatre of Nations, the documentary on the Territory 2006 was screened at the theatre's lobby and the dj-set of Back to the Future ended the ceremony.