|United Islands of Prague
|Thursday 19th June 2008
|World Music Day, celebrated in clubs in the centre of Prague
|Friday 20th June 2008
|The official initiation of the festival by a premiere concert and a vernissage of the concert poster (in the international centre of contemporary art Meet Factory)
|Saturday 21th June 2008
|Open-air festival with rich accompanying programme
United Islands of Prague is the city festival, gaining popularity every year, becoming an important cultural event of the Metropolis. During those three days, you have the unique chance to enjoy the beginning of summer, celebrate the end of the schoolyear, and especially participy at the music feast in the historical centre of Prague.
At the moment, there is a number of unique interprets, who arrive to the festival. The main priority for choosing them is originality, exceptionality and quality. The organizers also try to introduce some new faces to the Czech audience, those they hope Czechs will take a fancy in. The organizers stated they would like to please fans of rock music, as well as those in liking of hip-hop or lovers of jazz and blues. Some interprets can be put as world music and global beat.
This two-part festival begins with Prague’s traditional celebration of World Music Day, during which clubs, cultural centers, and open spaces across the city are staging a wide range of free concerts.
The main part of the festival arrives two days later, on Saturday 23rd, when three river islands, two stages on the Janáčkovo nábřeží embankment, and the riverside Mánes building dedicate themselves to a range of themed concerts and events.
The festival traditionally takes place on the islands, Janackovo Nabrezi and in various clubs of Prague. The Ceremonial initation and the after-party takes place on Smichov and in the centre of contemporary art, Meet Factory. Most of the festival will, of course, take place on Prague islands, this year the organizers even gained permission for using the attractive island Kampa.
Most of the event is: Entry Free.
To the line-up of 2008 – To participate have promised Spanish project La Shica with the singress and rapper Elsa Rovayo, the rising star of the world music. Jazz stage at Kampa will host No Jazz from France. Also, there will be the Hungarian Quimby, which sells out the biggest clubs with their alternative rock music. Of course, the Blues magicians J.J. Band cannot miss this event.
United Islands of Prague 19th – 21st June 2008