Liam Gallagher, Kraftewerk, and Many More to Perform in the Heart of Prague
Prague is one of the world’s great tourist destinations with countless historic sights and landmarks. But during one weekend each summer, one of the world’s most beautiful cities also plays home to a large music festival featuring global stars and up-and-coming progressive acts. The fourth-annual Metronome Festival Prague will take place on June 21-22 this year at the Výstaviště exhibition grounds with headliners Liam Gallagher, Kraftwerk, Primal Scream, and Morcheeba.
Comfort Above All Else
Metronome Festival Prague is the first large pop/rock festival to take place in the Czech capital. It strives to provide a cross-section of various genres and musical epochs, focusing on the hottest new sounds and the best of the past.But the organizers don’t just provide an eclectic line-up that attracts a wide range of concert-goers, but also an exceptional level of comfort at the open-air and covered stages with sufficient seating; a broad selection of refreshments and a cashless payment system that offers secure transactions, shorter lines, and faster service.
- Green spaces and places to rest and relax
- Terrace seating on stands
- Food zones with a broad selection of refreshments
- A responsible festival – deposited cups, biodegradable dishes
- An expanded festival grounds
- A cashless payment system
- Reduced time waiting in line
- Over 200+ comfortable vacuum toilets
- A large selection of bars
In the past, Metronome Festival Prague has featured stars such as Iggy Pop, Foals, Sting, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Fighters, Kasabian, John Cale, David Byrne, and Massive Attack, with over 17,000 people attending last year’s edition.
A Festival Amid History
Prague’s Výstaviště exhibition ground and its ornate art deco Průmyslový palác (Industrial Palace) is part of the extended heart of the city. The festival grounds are close to the National Gallery, famous for its modern art collection; as well as the vast Prague Zoo with its near-century of history. The grounds themselves border Stromovka (the Royal Game Preserve), which happens to be the largest park in the Czech capital. It’s only a few minutes by public transportation to Prague’s most famous landmarks, includingPrague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Wenceslas and Old Town Squares, the art deco Vltava embankment, or the city’s world-famous modern architecture. The area just outside Prague offers a number of attractions as well, including the medieval castles of Karlštejn and Křivoklát; or Konopiště, the residence of the assassinated heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
An Impressive Line-Up
There are four headliners of this year’s Metronome Festival Prague, and each will present an extra-long setlist specifically selected for the event. British singer Liam Gallagher, the former frontman of 1990s Britpop phenomenon Oasis, will present his greatest hits along with songs from his newest release. German electronica legends Kraftwerk will perform their extraordinarily successful 3D multimedia show. In order to ensure the best possible viewing experience, all guests will receive special 3D glasses forthis performance. Primal Scream and Morcheeba are set to offer a selection of their biggest hits from their illustrious careers tailored especially for Metronome Festival Prague.
Besides the headliners, musicians from more alternative genres will also perform, including virtuoso guitarist, singer, andsongwriter Anna Calvi; dance music giant Danny Howard; Iceland’s top female guerrilla hip-hop group Reykjavíkurdætur; and Birtish neo-soul group Jungle. The domestic music scene will also be well-represented. Pražský výběr, a new wave legends and one of the most popular Czech bands in history, will perform. One of the Metronome Festival Prague’s highlights will be a cross-generational concert by Czech female singers dubbed Hlasy svobody (Voices of Freedom), which will a commemoration of the 30 years since the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism. This momentous anniversary will be a thread throughout Metronome Festival Prague’s program this year.