Festivals of music

Park Vysehrad hosts Acapella festival Prague

The second year of the festival called A Capella Festival takes place this Friday in the romantic park Vysehrad in Prague, at the Old Burgrave building (Stare purkrabstvi). The concert would be not just for the Christians, all good folks are welcome. The evening moderates Ester Kocickova, a very sensitive soul person.

The performing groups are: Yellow Sisters – ll-women vocal group – acapella, who travels through genres with easiness – soul, funky, r’n‘b, world music, jazz and reggae. They are musical illusionists, experimenting with voice and looking for originally ways of expressing melodies and rhythm.

Others are Vokalni skupina VOSK, vocal group who sing various very old religious and folk songs, Kackala, a group of girls bringing angry words of wisdom, freedom, and some mobilities as a bonus. Ridina Ahmedova uses the technique which Bobby mcFerrin used for his song don’t worry be happy.

17th November from 19:00 tickets: 200 czk, park Vysehrad dressed in autumn colors.

Techno Carnival Parade in Prague

About two thousand people in Prague participated on a protest carnival march against infringement of personal liberty. The event called Freedom not Fear started and ended at Prague Stvanice, the participants danced a circle through city. The event was a carnival, so there were various masked folks and decorated cars.

The organizers wanted to alert on the increasing activities of cities and states when monitoring the citizens, which the state and local governments exercise. “The number of camera system in every European city grows without limits out of control. If anyone in power want to monitor someone, it became very easy, also thanks to no limits for tapping”.

The carnivals were invented by international initiative, which took place in more than 20 cities of various countries. The Prague City Hall originally banned it on its intended track, the organizers had to choose an alternative one. Vaclav Sroub of the group entered a lawsuit with the City Hall as a consequence.

Róisín Murphy and Mr. Oizo heading to Prague – Electronic Beats Festival

The third volume of the festival Electronic beats brings attractive music performances of electro-pop, ambient or techno genres. On Friday 14th November 2008, Róisín Murphy, Mr. Oizo, The Orb, Hercules and Love Affair, Junior Boys and Cartonnage will perform for your amusement.

Róisín Murphy is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the show. The former member of Moloko has made two successful solo albums, on which she presented an interesting combination of disco and elektro-pop. Róisín Murphy with her singles scores in hit parades and during live shows she surprises by her original mode creations.

The Orb is the group presenting ambient, house and techno. They got into sub-consciousness of their fans how they smuggled chill-out music into musical mainstream

The festival starts on Friday 14th November in Prague Veletrzni Palac.

Prague Carnival, Rio de Janeiro Style

The colourful parade of allegorical cars, sexy dancers, stilters, jugglers and drummers takes place in Prague again. Inspired by the world famous carnivals, especially the one in Rio, Prague Carnival is a march of a merry crowd in colourful masks.

Allegorical vehicles made by artists are created in order to support salsa and samba dancers from groups of the whole republic, surely with support of dancers from Cuba, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, Germany, England… music for them is played by Latino-American DJs, also by live groups.

Continue Reading, also for 2008 programme here

Summer of Love 2008 this weekend

The one-day open air electronic music festival Summer of Love goes to its twelfth year – 12th season of the most popular one-day dance festival. It promises 6 stages, over 80 performers, world stars and famous headliners, as well as new talented personalities.

The main stage offers a bright scale of various styles, always provided by world headliners, supported by other quality names. The first among the names walk Stereo MCs, followed by Fresh German sound M.A.N.D.Y. and morning sunrise with the sound of Ed Rush.

16.08.2008 The Pardubice Racecourse, Czech Republic
tickets: www.ticketpro.cz: 999czk SUMMER OF LOVE 2008 ‘Closer To Your Heart’ – Open air electronic music festival.

Festival Machac 2008 – DJ Tiesto in Czech Republic

After his super-successful performance he made in Prague T-Mobile arena last year, the most-wanted star of dance scene and the world DJ superstar, Holland DJ and producer DJ Tiesto. He has become one of the world’s most famous people in the trance and electronic dance music scenes.

Tiesto Undoubtedly is the Headliner, but there is almost 30 other artists on 4 stages, that in combination with one of the best dams for swimming in the Czech Republic makes the combination that attracts enough people for Machac Festival continue year after year.

FR 22th August 2008, 18:00, Machovo Jezero, Doksy, Plaz Klucek. Tickets: 1.109,- czk at Ticketpro

Hip Hop Kemp Festival

Hip Hop Kemp is an international hip hop festival held every August in eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic. It is one of the biggest hip-hop festivals in Europe, with an audience of almost 20,000 hip hop lovers. The latest festival has been confirmed to take place from the 22nd to the 24th of August in Festival Park, Hradec Králové.

The team at Hip Hop Kemp are dedicated to providing with an aesthetically pleasing festival.. With that in mind this years warm-up party became a free affair. So if you come down on Thursday evening to see the best Czech DJ’s spinning quality tracks for free.

For the hygiene side, the organizers promise there will be a team of TOI TOI supervisors to make sure the toilets are clean and good to go, they have also acquired 48 special showers with regulated water for Hip Hop Kemp 2008. These showers are capable of washing 500 people in an hour.

There is also a special beach located next to the festival site. There will be a beach bar and sand for you sun worshipers out there! Also, they have sorted lamps for the night time in the festival park and campsite, so you won’t have to deal with total darkness.

Line up

THE ROOTS /USA/
ATMOSPHERE + BROTHER ALI /USA/
PHAROAHE MONCH /USA/
ARMY OF THE PHARAOHS (Outerspace, Reef The Lost Cauze, King Syze & King Magnetic /USA/
Turntable Jazz Live (DJ Rafik, DJ Adlib, Ben* + FRANK NITTY of F’N‘D, GUILTY SIMPSON & ILLA JAY) /USA/D/
U.N.I.T.Y. B-GIRL STAGE (Bahamadia, Roxanne Shante, Apani B, Eternia, Stacy Epps, Invincible, Mauikai, La Mala, …)
KENNY MUHAMMAD THE HUMAN ORCHESTRA /USA/
eMC (Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Punchline, Strick) /USA/
KANO /UK/
KOOL SAVAS /D/
MR.LIF & AKROBATIK /USA/
ZION I /USA/
LOOPTROOP ROCKERS /Swe/
PETE PHILLY & PERQUISITE /NL/
NATO /USA/
SNOWGOONS SOUNDSYSTEM ft. SICKNATURE /D, DK/
STIG OF THE DUMP /UK/
DJ LOGAN SAMA /UK/
DURRTY GOODZ /UK/
CHIPMUNK /UK/
COKI /UK/
LEEROY (ex-Saïan Supa Crew) /FR/
WAX TAILOR /FR/
MAJORS (DJ Static, Nat Ill, DJ Noize, J-Spliff, Negash Ali) /D/
O.S.T.R. /PL/
TPWC (Sokol & Pono) /PL/
2CZTERY7 + FLEXXIP & EMIL BLEF /PL/
OLLI BANJO /D/
HUSS & HODN /D/
KONTRAFAKT /SK/
VEC /SK/
MOJA REČ /SK/
ZVERINA /SK/
STRAPO /SK/
SEDLÁCI /SK/
LÚZER /SK/
GULOS POTROL /SK/
PIO SQUAD /CZ/
IDEAFATTE /CZ/
PSH/CZ/
BPM /CZ/
TAFROB /CZ/
NAVIGATORS /CZ/
ILLUZIONISTS /CZ/
SIDE 9000 /CZ/
ANS /CZ/
MACHINE FUNCK /CZ/
MIRETZ & ES-HA /SK/

Hip Hop Kemp, Festival, 22-24 August 2008, 21st August warm-up with Djs for free. Location: Festival Park Hradec Kralove. Tickets:
Until the 20th of August (including): 44 EURO. At place: 48 EURO At: Ticketpro

Dvorakova Praha - Classical Music Festival

Pleasure to (not only!) classical music lovers brings the Dvorakova Praha festlival. The theme of the festival which begins on 16th August is to bring back the memory of the most played czech composer, Antonin Dvorak. The second theme behind the idea is to bring to Prague world artists, who bring to play Dvorak’s pieces.

The international display Dvorakova Praha starts in Prague Rudolfinum 16th August and continues until 4th September. Festival intendant is Vladimir Darjanin. In three weeks the organizers want to make 15 concerts, from that nine orchestral ones, three chamber and three recitals – lyric, violin and piano.

The programme offers pieces of Antonin Dvorak in wider scale, but also favorite pieces of e.g. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy, Dimirtij Sostakovicz, Petr Iljic Cajkovski, Leos Janacek and also W.A. Mozart. The opening concert will be taken care of by Czech Philharmonic, which will, under the baton of Austria-Romanian conductor Ion Martin, play Dvoraks’ From the New World.

O2 Sazavafest 2008 - summer open-air festival

From original one day event in 2001 with one stage and 1800 people capacity of the area Sazavafest progressively became a prestigious multicultural festival for more then 20 000 people with 4 days programme on up to 6 stages. The interest in the festival grows every year which is a big challenge and big commitment at the same time for the promoters.

Festival’s dramaturgy has a definite target to build a multicultural festival with dominant role of music, which is not afraid of variety and on the contrary bets on multigenres.

MULTICULTURAL: music, theatre, film, author’s reading, photo and art exhibitions
MULTIGENRES: world music, rock, pop, reggae,ska, jazz, blues, dance, hip hop

SazavaFest offers every year the best from the home scene, brings interesting musicians from abroad but at the same time gives space to interesting young bands and projects. Since 2005 SazavaFest is not only one summer open-air event, but yearlong network of logically consequent events: Jarni SazavaFest, Bitvy o SazavaFest, letní SazavaFest a Klubobrani alias autumn SazavaFest.

The Festival Takes Place From 31st July to 2nd August in Kacov, Czech Republic. For more information, read on

Summer Of Love 2008 will be ‘Closer To Your Heart’

Saturday 16th of August is the day when Pardubice Racecourse means a big day in for all mid Europe clubbers. Yes, this day and this place hosts 12th year of popular open air electronic music festival called Summer Of Love 2008.

First announced informations include headliners like Stereo Mcs in live concert, touch of trance from Blank & Jones, DJ Rush in sunrise dj set, M.A.N.D.Y. in 3 hours dj set, Teebee & Calyx in back2back dj set, great talent of Apparat live, French hero Scan X live and today’s Best German Producer – Gregor Tresher.

Do you like drum and bass? Then there are 3 big names for you: Ed Rush & MC Ryme Tyme, DJ Marky & MC Stamina and Noisia. Plus there are new names like Lynx & MC Kemo or Break.

Techno fans are going to appreciate Felix Kröcher & Eric Sneo in Connected show, Space Djz or Renato Cohen. Trance progressive fans get what they want with Richard Durand, Menno de Jong or Matthew Dekay.

To read about Summer Of Love general information go here

Line up:
Stereo MCs live (Graffitti Recordings, UK)
Blank & Jones (Soundcolours, DE)
DJ Marky & MC Stamina (Innerground Rec., BRA)
DJ Rush (Kne’Deep, USA)
M.A.N.D.Y. (Get Physical, DE)
Ed Rush & MC Ryme Tyme (Virus, UK)
Felix Kröcher & Eric Sneo (Connected tour, DE)
Scan X live (F-Communication, FR)
Richard Durand (Integrity AM, NL)
Matthew Dekay (DK Recordings, NL)
Teebee vs Calyx back2back set (Subtitles/Momentum, NOR/UK)
Menno de Jong (Intuition, NL)
Noisia (Vision, NL)
Apparat (Shitkatapult, DE)
Gregor Tresher (Familly Affairs, DE)
Renato Cohen (Sino, BRA)
Ben Long & Jamie Bissmire aka Space Djz (Potential, 50 Hz, UK)
Lynx & MC Kemo (Soul:R, UK)
Break (DNAudio, UK)

16.08.2008 The Pardubice Racecourse, Czech Republic
tickets: TICKETPRO – www.ticketpro.cz – www.summeroflove.cz – SUMMER OF LOVE 2008 ‘Closer To Your Heart’ – Open air electronic music festival. To download the anthem of 2008 click here

Mighty Sounds 2008 Festival Drawing Near

mighty sounds girls 2007 Mighty Sounds 2008 has six stages – three live stages, two djs’ stages and the theatre chapitaux.

On live stages, there will be more than 100 bands from 14 countries of the world. Genres like ska, punk, reagge, dancehall, rock’n’roll and hard core, but the organizers do not hesitate when it comes to good guality hip hop or indie guitar music.

You will also be able to hear more than 100 djs on reproducted stages . First stage – Radio 1 stage is focused preferably on ska, reggae, dancehall, latino and during night jungle and breakbeat. Second one – SM stage has much wider range of music styles to offer – from soul over breakcore to heavy metal.

Read on the detailed info about Mighty Sounds

This year it will be from 18.7. to 20.07.2008. Official beginning is on Friday 18.07. at 3 p.m., but it is also possible to arrive already one day before that, in order to get the place of your choice at the camp site. Festival ends on Monday morning 21.7. around 08:00.

Festival Rock For People this Weekend

One of the biggest Czech festivals and the owner of Music Event 2007 prize Rock For People moved from the capaciously insufficient place in Cesky Brod to comfort space of Festival Park, previously known as a military airport.

The volume of this year takes place 3th – 5th July. The international stars are 2 oldschool groups, Offspring and Massive Attack, and a contemporary one Kaiser Chiefs.

Other international groups are Enter Shikari, Black Mountain, Donots, Flogging Molly, H2O, Holy Fuck, Helmet, Madball, Locos and almost thirty others. Czech and Slovak music is supplied by Kabát, Aneta Langerová, Divokej Bill, David Koller, Kryštof, Wohnout, Xavier Baumaxa, Tři sestry, Horkýže slíže and many others.

Tickets: At the entrance for 1100 czk. More info about Rock For People festival here

The United Islands of Prague Festival 2008 has started!

The free festival United Islands of Prague (UIP) on three Prague islands and many clubs, hosting over 100 bands from 12 countries starts today. Today is the day of less known music groups, mostly local ones, who participate at the contest for a recording contract.

The official initiation is tomorrow, 20th June in the centre of contemporary art Meet Factory.

Except for Tata Boys, all the groups are playing for free. “This way, we can introduce groups to people, who wouldn’t come, if they had to pay” Said one of the organizers.

Along the music, there are also exotic kitchens and good accompanying programme. For complete information in English click here. For programme, just here

Prague Spring 2008 : BBC Orchestra excelled in Prague

Prazske Jaro – Prague Spring was unrecorded in the number of performing artists, who, for various reasons, decided to chancel their performance. For example Dagmar Peckova, who was supposed to perform the complex act from melodrama Awaiting, couldn’t arrive because of illness. Luckily, she was replaced by renowned American sopranos Deborah Polanski, who made an act full of emotions.

Also the London orchestra came to impress at the Prague Spring, with their present boss Jiri Belohlavek. The British performed as the wonderful music interprets of the 20th century music. They played Skladateluv apel from 1968, with certainty of experienced interpret of the 20th century and attacked the listeners’ senses with richness of colors. Based on LN Hradecka

Prague Spring Starts

Prague Spring (Czech: Mezinárodní hudební festival Pražké jaro) is a significant music event held under the patronage of the President of the Czech Republic and in association with the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Outstanding artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles has been performing at Prague Spring since 1946.

The international music festival Prague Spring introduces five prestigious international symphonic orchestras, as well as front Czech orchestras. Among the greatest ones of this season are the Petersburg philharmony, Symphonic orchestra of the BBC and the Budapest festival orchestra, whose tickets have been sold out for weeks.

The first ensemble from abroad to play is the oldest British symphonic orchestra – Halle Orchestra from Manchester, celebrating their 150th year of existence. The Smetana’s Hall as the main venue will hear not just Dvorak’s Scherzo capricciosa, there will be British music as well – e.g. Edward Elgar’s Symphony no. 1.

Rock For People 2008

offspring logo The Main star of this year Rock for People festival in the Czech Republic will be The Offspring, whom the organizers were trying to get a few years now. This year their efforts were finally successful and the ex-airport at Hradec Kralove. The Rock for People takes place on 3th to 5th June, it is the 14th year of the festival already.

The Offspring, who get around music scene for more than twenty years, and who should publish a new record in June, are the elders, but there will be also freshmen; British Kaiser Chiefs, who scored last year with Yours Truly, Angry Mob and the Ruby hit. Other invited groups are Enter Shikari, Black Mountain, Donots, H2O and others.

Dvorakova Praha - Festival of Classical Music

Prague will have a new festival of Classical Music. The international display Dvorakova Praha or New world among festivals starts in Prague Rudolfinum 16th August and continues until 4th September. Festival intendant is Vladimir Darjanin. In three weeks the organizers want to make 15 concerts, from that nine orchestral ones, three chamber and three recitals – lyric, violin and piano.

The programme offers pieces of Antonin Dvorak in wider scale, but also favorite pieces of e.g. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy, Dimirtij Sostakovicz, Petr Iljic Cajkovski, Leos Janacek and also W.A. Mozart. The opening concert will be taken care of by Czech Philharmonic, which will, under the baton of Austria-Romanian conductor Ion Martin, play Dvoraks’ From the New World.

The solo players will include a pianist Ivan Moravec in Shuman’s Piano concert. To participate have also agreed violoncellist Jiri Barta, Switzerland conductor Charles Dutoit, German sopranist Charles Dutoit.

Prague Spring International Music Festival

Prague Spring (Czech: Mezinárodní hudební festival Pražké jaro) 2008 is a significant music event held under the patronage of the President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus and in association with the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Outstanding artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles has been performing at Prague Spring since 1946. G_N_Rozhdestvensky_at_Prague_Spring_Festival_2007

Prague Spring is a permanent showcase for outstanding performing artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles of the world. The concerts take place in various places in Prague, such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House, Lichtenstein Palace, Church Of St. Simon and St. Juda, etc.

12th May – 4th June 2008, Prague

Autumn Sazava Festival, Prague

sazava fest autumn Tonight in Abaton: a festival offering an interesting selection from Czech and International club concert scene. You can look forward to two days offering different music and atmosphere.

FRIDAY – electromaniacs Moimir Papalescu & The Nihilists, renomed Sunshine, instrumental trio Sunflower Caravanz or German Lola Angst and Cobra Killer. First tones are going to vibrate through Abaton at 17:30 and are not going to stop until morning hours.

SATURDAY – The Prostitutes, Priessnitz, Rybicky 48 or The Slots. Group Air Fare from the USA, Dubblestandart from Austria. Saturday evening offers also rhythms of reggae and ska, as you would be able to enjoy old Prague classics of ska – Schodiste and reggae – Svihadlo.

Club Abaton, Na Kosince 8, Prague. You can get there by the metro yellow line B to Palmovka and continue by trams 10, 24 or 25 to stop Stejskalova. Tickets: two days 400 CZK, one day ticket 300 CZK.

XXXI. INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2007

XXXI. INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2007 Information right here The same as Prazske Jaro (Prague Spring) festival of classical music represents for the Czech scene of classical music, the International Jazz Festival represents for the lovers of jazz. And what is it? It is The Event.

This autumn is the 31st expedition into the deep waters of jazz. It is true, though, this year the waters are much vaster than usual. The past years were mostly concerned about the classical forms of jazz, but this year’s dramaturgy turns the direction on some more progressive jazz forms, such as jazz rock, acid-jazz, world music, blues, ska, funky, soul and others.

The greatest moments of the festival are taken care of by:

For the complete information about the place and time of the concerts just click.

Thematically arranged evenings are going to take place in the halls of the Congress Center Prague, Lucerna Music Bar, Rock Café and Reduta Jazz Club, the whole festival is from November 23th to 30th 2007.

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