Metronome Festival Prague is an international music festival, which has been held since 2016 each year at the Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice.

Besides quality music and top sound, the festival also offers an atmospheric amphitheatre and sheltered concerts. The festival stage has been performed by some of the most popular world artists, such as Sting, and British rock group Kasabian.

 

MACKLEMORE

Macklemore’s first solo effort in 12 years, album Gemini, was released in September 2017. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent Albums.

The album follows two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple Grammy award-winning albums The Heist and the 2016 release This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (featuring the Platinum-certified single Downtown). GEMINI includes Platinum-certified singles Glorious (featuring Skylar Grey), Good Old Days (featuring Kesha), and the Gold-certified Marmalade (featuring Lil Yachty).

 

RAP QUEEN FLOHIO

London-based rapper and songwriter with Nigerian origins has been tearing up rap, hip-hop and grime rules for the last couple of years. She brought attention to herself in 2016 with her ruthless lyrics from debut EP Nowhere Here.

Flohio has proven her qualities to Czech audience already in 2018 at Addict #15 and she’s ready to prove it once again with an even bigger show. More energetic and more radical than ever she dropped a great show at Eurosonic 2020 and won the prestigious EU prize for popular and contemporary music, the 2020 Music Moves Europe Talent Award.

 

SKEPTA

Joseph Junior Adenuga Jr. (1982) alias Skepta origins from London which is also a base for his defining music genre grim, that emerged from styles like hip hop, UK Garage, or jungle. He is known as one of the most significant British artists and future-facing fashion icon. With his album „Konnichiwa“, released in 2016, he has earned a thriving success underlined by winning the Mercury Music Prize. His last album „Ignorance Is Bliss“ was released in May 2019 to excellent reviews that spotlighted its London sound and Skepta’s trademark creative style.

 

HIP-HOP EXTRAVAGANCE ALYONA ALYONA

alyona alyona is probably one of the most well-known rap figures of modern Ukrainian rap. She became an overnight success in 2018 with her hit ‘Ribki’ that went viral and broke through the music scene.

Even though she raps only in her mother language, she has gained a great number of fans in all corners of Europe. The characteristic theme of Alyona’s songs is irony and sarcasm alongside optimism and freedom vibes. As she claims, things should be fun. No depressive shades take place in her work even though she sometimes writes about deep topics, such as today’s social system, beauty ideal or self-acceptance. 

 

SAMPA THE GREAT TO SHINE AT METRONOME PRAGUE

Sampa The Great is a complex artist that perfectly fits today’s environment. Sampa The Great knows her musical history and the current scene, taking the best from both for her own work and creating a singular amalgam that includes elements of hip hop, pop, jazz, gospel, and soul. Although she cites progressive artists like Mos Def and Kendrick Lamar as her influences, a review of one of her first recordings in The Guardian noticed the similarities between Sampa The Great and Lauryn Hill.

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