Metronome Prague, happening at the Prague Exhibition Grounds from 21 to 24 June, will traditionally offer more than just great music.
The sixth edition also features a rich accompanying programme, the Metronome Fair, with this year’s theme being COURAGE.
Broadcasted directly from Metronome Prague, podcasts will make an exciting addition, there will be a variety of workshops, the festival also gives space to non-profit organizations and award-winning artists, and does not forget about children and teenagers.
All those who like to have fun will meet in one place, where stars such as Jamiroquai, ZAZ, Moderat, Aurora, M83, Editors, ToveLo, J.I.D, White Lies, Jana Kirschner and others reign supreme. Bargain-priced tickets are nearly sold out, with the next edition going for full price.
For example, you can play an escape game, explore virtual reality, see the festival from above from the observation wheel, practice heart massage, start fighting stress, search for brand new caches and try hip hop dance.
Festival of podcasts
The organizers of Metronome, together with other Czech art institutions, have prepared extraordinary outdoor expositions, there will be interesting film productions and also a new exciting addition: podcasts recorded live from the Prague Exhibition Grounds – Čestmír Strakatý with Prostor X, Pastoral Brothers, Dobrovský & Šídlo, We Children with Courage, etc.
Visitors will also be able to attend debates on current topics, for example, the Foundation for Independent Journalism will present courageous media, Professor Andrey Borisovich Zubov and Libor Dvořák will talk about the history of Russia through the eyes of today, Margit Slimáková about the courage to take good care of your body, etc.
The accompanying programme also features exhibitions, slam poetry and a lot of entertainment for children and young people including theatre, dance and art workshops, skatepark and pump track, photo corner, observation wheel and a whole lot more (glitters, tattoos, computer and board games, etc.). The Czech Olympic Committee is preparing a special zone about courage, which will present the brave female gymnast and gymnastics coach Věra Čáslavská.
Non-profit organizations will be given a special place at Metronome Prague to present their projects and activities, in which visitors will be able to participate on the spot.
People in Need will take part in the festival by presenting the new computer card game BeeCarbonize. This will allow players to become the one who decides the fate of the planet, and visitors will be able to play it on the spot.
The association Nevypusť duši will show those interested how to find courage and face the stress; Caritas Czech Republic will let the audience experience what it is like to live in a makeshift shelter of a refugee tent and tell the stories of those who managed to stand on their own feet again despite adversity.
Political Prisoners.eu Association will recall recent history and reveal the courageous step they took to save the “chain changing room” building called as Řetízkárna in the Ore Mountains, part of the site of a silver and later uranium mine and the largest communist labour camp Rovnost near Jáchymov.
This year, the Prague Exhibition Grounds, will provide visitors with unforgettable historical pavilions and the Křižík Fountain. The advantage of the venue is also the accessibility of all attractions – monuments, museums, galleries, parks – and the historical centre of Prague itself is literally within easy reach for excursions or relaxing in cafés.
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