The second street festival is bringing over 200 artists at 50 different places in Prague on 8-10 June
The multigenre Praha Žije Hudbou festival, attended last year by some 30 thousand visitors, is preparing an extensive program for the second week of June. From 8 till 10 June 2017 over 200 artists will perform at 5 music stages, an exclusive theatre scene and more than 40 busker-points. Festival’s headliners include Tomáš Klus, Vladimír Merta and Xavier Baumaxa. Theatre program, dominated by ensembles such as Cirk la Putyka, Bratři v tricku, Petr Nikl and Long Vehicle Circus, will be substantially beefed up. “This year we stretched the duration of the festival into three days. An opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, 8 June, at 7pm at the National Thatre’s piazzetta. Program of the ceremony will offer a premiere of a piece Forbidden symphony, an acrobatic project SLACK SHOW and all will lead to a march for busking through the city. In order to juice up the city in a sufficient manner a busy program will go on all Friday and Saturday and will finish at six Prague clubs,” said Jan Gregar, director of the festival. For more information follow www.prahazijehudbou.cz.
3 days, 200 artists, 6 main stages, 40 busker-points
More than 200 musicians, dancers and actors, both amateur and professional, have decided to show that art does belong to the Prague’s streets. The Praha Žije Hudbou festival will be kicked off on 8 June 2017 at 7pm at the National Theatre’s piazzetta by a premiere of Forbidden Symphony (directed by Ivo Sedláček), SLACK SHOW project’s performance and a grandiose march for busking together with Amanitas Fire collective. Five main stages, where the best of the program will take place, are about to pop up at Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, Charles Square, Jungmann Square, Klárov and Kampus Dejvice on Friday and Saturday. Headliners of the festival include Tomáš Klus, Vladimír Merta, Xavier Baumaxa, Imodium, Houpací Koně, Jakub Ondra, Ondřej Pivec and Circus Brothers. Full Moon Forum – a Full Moon magazine’s platform – will run its program at Jiřího z Poděbrad Square. (A)void Floating Gallery will serve a music program on their boat, where DJs will be rocking on turntables all Friday and Saturday. Besides the main stages, over 40 busker-points with various street performances will be situated in the center of the city. Theatre program will substantially expand, this year having its own stage at the National Theatre’s piazzetta, and as such will offer puppet and new-circus performances, slam poetry or public readings by writers. The busy two-day program will be wrapped up on Saturday by an afterparty at six Prague clubs – Chapeau Rouge, Jazz Dock, Palác Akropolis, Klubovna, Nákladové nádraží Žižkov and Napa Bar.
Festival’s visitor will be able to download for free a festival’s app for Android and iOS with the line-up specific locations of the festival.
Ordinance amendment efforts continue this year as well
An ordinance that came into force in March 2016 significantly limits street art and contains a plentitude of unwise requirements and ambiguities. Praha Žije Hudbou festival’s organizers have been striving for its reasonable amendment for more than a year. Moreover, they seek to enliven public space and bring it closer to Prague citizens. Besides the festival, in cooperation with the Prague Institute for Planning and Development, a series of public lectures and workshops concerned with the issue of public space – called Probuď město (Wake the city up) – will take place. The efforts of the festival, street artists and the public were supported by Via Foundation, which encourages engagement of citizens into public life.
Join us and become a part of the festival
The festival gives an opportunity to amateur artists to perform together with Czech celebrities and improve the quality of street art. Those interested can register through an online form available on the festival’s webpage. Organizers will choose the most interesting projects and will put them on the festival’s line-up. People can also volunteer as part of the organization team and help with preparing the festival. More information available at www.prahazijehudbou.cz.
Prague City Hall, Pražské služby, Prezident 21
Státní fond kultury ČR, Quadrio, kytary.cz, Březňák, Praha 2, Praha 3, Praha 6
Prague city councilman for culture Jan Wolf, Prague 2 district councilman for culture Jaroslav Šolc, Prague 3 district councilman David Gregor
Main media partners:
Prima Cool, Full Moon Magazine, Radio 1
Radio Wave, Czech Radio Vltava, expats.cz, musicweb.cz
The Praha Žije Hudbou festival is organized by Nerudný Fest.cz association, one of the leading production organizations in Prague, which stands behind events such as Mladí Ladí Jazz festival, open-air festival Léto na Jungmaňáku, Student Fest festival, Festival Svobody and other projects.
Organizers of the festival received support for their initiative from many famous figures such as Laco Déczi, Marta Kubišová, Lenka Dusilová, David Koller, Klára Výtisková, Emma Smetana, Bára Poláková, En.drů, Terezie Kovalová, Milan Cais from Tata Bojs, or Robert Nebřenský from the band Vltava. More information is available at www.prahazijehudbou.cz, Facebook or festival’s Youtube channel.
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