Compact archive June 1, 2006

Europort at Ruzyne airpot

Seven floors high, multifunctional building Europort has completed the fabric. Europort should be fully functional at the first quarter of year 2007. Total cost is about one miliard CZk.

Europort is build for travellers, who don’t want to stay in Prague. This is a reaction for rising number of travellers using Ruzyne airport. It is expected that this year the airport will transport 11.5 millions travellers and that is for 700 000 travellers more than last year.

Europort will have hotel Courtyard Marriot with 235 rooms. There will be Czech restaurant and an alehouse in a basement. A Ground floor and a first floor will be for a shopping arcade – a millinery, a souvenir shop, a music shop, a bookstore and a cafe.
For customers there will be 500 parking lots.


Love Planet festival in Prague

Second year of a music festival Love Planet will change it’s place. Last year it was near Tabor in Southern Bohemia, this year is the festival placed to Prague Exhibition grounds. This change was made because some changes in contend of list of performers.

And whom can you expect? From Czech music scene there will be 100°C, Priessnitz, Nieriku or Vypsana Fixa.
And foreign scene is full of stars: Pet Shop Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Ministry, The Rasmus, Ice-T, Ministy etc.

The festival will have two days and stats 11th August at 2 PM.
If you already have bought tickets, they are still valid.
Tickets cost is 795,- CZK; 895,- at the place.

Official pages are here.
Ticket reservation through Ticketpro.


Athletics Meeting - Josef Odlozil Memorial

Monday 5th June is athletics day for Prague. At Juliska stadium will be 13th Memorial where you can see stars of world athletics like two Olympic winners in hammer throw, stars in high jump and run. There will be best rated shot putter Christin Cantwell. Results in women disciplines are highly expected too.

Pre-programme starts at 3 pm. There will be pupils competitions, a meeting of home club Dukla, presentation of book about Olympics, signing of Sky jumper champion Jakub Janda and racing skater Martina Sablikova.

Main programme is from 6:25pm to 8:55pm.

Tickets will be distributed at the place.
Official pages are here.

Kozel Day full of beer

Czech Republic is a state of beer so no one can be surprised that you can find here beer festivities. This weekend 3rd June is in Velke Popovice, small town near Prague, The Day of the Goat.

Velkopopovicky kozel (Velke Popovice Goat) is a name of a great beer and the Velke Popovice brewery presents 14th Day of the Goat. A program is from 9 AM to 9PM.

There will be Czech Folk & Country performers, competitions, gymnastic artists walking on a rope, fire spitters and jugglers.
You can also taste beer speciality: Velkopopovicky kozel “Sladek” (the Brewer).

You can get there by bus from Prague metro station Opatov (red line) with bus specials leaving from 8.30 AM every half an hour until 11 AM.

Velke Popovice Brewery webpages are here.


CzechTek will be in military area

CzechTek, biggest Techno party in Czech Republic has certain location. Organisers agree with Ministry of Defence and they will rent a part of military area in Hradiste in Doupovske mountains near Karlovy Vary.

Ministry of Defence offer will help to prevent any problems with lands of private owners and distance of the party from inhabitant area will be long enough to avoid any disturbing by loud music.

Techno meeting is expected at the weekend between July an August. Everything but land is up to organisers of CzechTek, Czech army will provide nothing else.