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METRONOME: A Brand New Prague Music Festival Kicks Off with Iggy Pop, Foals and The Kooks

METRONOME: A Brand New Prague Music Festival Kicks Off with Iggy Pop, Foals and The Kooks

PRAGUE, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

On June 25th, the first edition of METRONOME festival kicks off, promising a musical
joyride. A unique city festival with a line-up that stands any international test will
offer together with the United Islands of Prague [ ] the biggest
music weekend ever in the history of Prague festivals. On the last weekend of June, the
Vystaviste Holesovice exhibition grounds will transform into one big music stage that will
host the legendary Iggy Pop; one of today's hottest music bands Foals and the popular
indie rockers The Kooks. The roster of domestic bands includes the unique performance of
J.A.R.; the Slovak singer Richard Mueller; the world famous musician of Czech origin Ivan
Kral, in addition to the well-established electro-swing quartet Mydy Rabycad. METRONOME is
organised in cooperation with the United Islands of Prague international music festival
and both festivals take place during the same weekend. Tickets can be purchased in
pre-sale via GoOut
[ ]
and TicketPro
[ ].

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Comfort. Quality. Service - Prague is here for you!

During the last weekend in June, this new two-day festival METRONOME will bring big
world music stars to Prague and will show its visitors unique performances of
international and domestic performers. The festival will take place within the broader
center of the Czech capital on the premises of the Vystaviste Prague. Alongside well
worked-out music programming, the METRONOME will offer its visitors great traffic
accessibility, comfortable accommodation or camping right in the municipal park of
Stromovka. Apart from the top headliners, METRONOME festival promises comfort, quality and
service. The combination of city and music makes METRONOME a truly unique festival.
Visitors will have the chance to explore the city center and experience some great music
acts on the last weekend before summer holidays start.

The festival headliner is the legendary Iggy Pop who will introduce not only songs
from his new album Post Pop Depression but also the cross-section of his solo production,
especially from his famous Berlin period. The second headliner is one of the most desired
bands of this age - the British Foals. Last autumn, they produced their fourth studio
album What Went Down and during their tour this year, they played a sell-out gig at the
famous Wembley stadium. The visitors can also look forward to one of the most distinct
representatives of the British indie rock scene - The Kooks, as well as to the special
"Best of Show" of the Slovak singer Richard Mueller or the exceptional performance of
J.A.R. with their brand new arrangements and gospel choirs. The festival will also include
performance of the electro swing quartet Mydy Radycad, which achieved its fame partly
thanks to the United Islands of Prague festival. They will perform at the Glastonbury
music festival this year. The performance of Ivan Kral, the bass guitarist and composer of
film music who collaborated with musical legends such as Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and Blondie
, will bring unique inter-connection of music legends. He will perform on one stage with
Jiri Suchy. The festival's line-up will also include the UK-Spanish electrofolk band
Crystal Fighters, the Brno's Ghost of You, the German singer and multi-instrumentalist
L'Aupaire, the dark and melancholic Scandinavian trio Get Your Gun and the solo project of
the former saxophonist of Parov Stelar - the Austrian Max The Sax.

The METRONOME festival is organized by the METRONOME productions s. r. o., headed by
David Gaydecka and Martin Vonka. The organizers have many years of experience with hosting
various concerts and organizing the United Islands of Prague music festival, which
will celebrate its 13th edition this year. They have decided to move their flagship
forward and during one weekend, they want to give all music lovers the chance not only to
discover new up-and-coming interprets at the United Islands of Prague for free, but also
to experience magnificent performances of both foreign and domestic stars at the METRONOME
festival. "Prague deserves to host a big music festival that connects urban atmosphere
with a quality and exclusive music programming. We have a stable background, many years of
experience and a long-term plan until 2023. We want to keep moving the festival forward
every year, focus on the comfort of all festival visitors and offer them a perfect
festival experience - already this year," says David Gaydecka.

"I like the idea of people coming to the Czech capital for a long weekend, doing some
sightseeing and spending their afternoon walking Prague islands and parks and listening to
young and talented musicians at the United Islands of Prague. In the evening, they take a
tram to the Vystaviste and get to enjoy world-class music stars," adds Martin Vonka.

The program of the first year of the METRONOME festival will be available on the
festival's web and social sites.

The METRONOME festival is held under the auspices of Mrs. Adriana Krnacova, the mayor
of the City of Prague.

Tickets can be purchased in pre-sale via GoOut
[ ]
and TicketPro
[ ].

METRONOME festival 

25 - 26. 6. 2016


Prague METRONOME Festival

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