The fourth edition of Metronome Festival Prague set to take place at the Prague’s Výstaviště exhibition ground will offer performances from some of the biggest foreign and domestic names from a series of musical genres, including British rockers Band of Sculls, who are the latest addition and will make their Czech debut at the festival.
Friday, June 21
Friday’s events will begin with the doors opening at 14:00 and Lenka Dusilová will launch proceedings on the main Metronome Stage at 17:00. Morcheeba will play at 19:15; and Liam Gallagher, former frontman of legendary brit-pop group Oasis will take the stage at 22:15. He’ll then take his Metronome set that could include some of Oasis’s biggest hits like the now-classic Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, and Whatever, to Glastonbury. Gallagher will also play the biggest hits from his UK-chart-topping debut solo album, 2017’s As You Were.
The Moon Stage will be home to a number of projects from abroad that are all in-line with the times. The day begins at 16:00 with German electro-duo Ätna, followed by Polish indie-pop sensation Kamp!, and the midnight dance party will be directed by star British DJ Danny Howard, who will be followed by Dan Cooley.
The Radio Wave New Stage program will mostly be made up of domestic Czech performers, including John Wolfhooker, Lazer Viking, Khoiba’s comeback performance, and Manon Meurt. Slovakia’s The Ills will join this line-up, as will singer-songwriter and guitarist Lauran Hibberd, who will represent the young British indie music scene.
The Planetarium will also be part of the program hosting singer-songwriter Bára Zmeková (19:30) and award-winning electronica producer dné (22:30) in the evening.
Saturday, June 22
The Metronome Stage will first be transformed into a massive theatre for a screening of Šimon Šafránek’s excellent documentary King Skate. The first live music act, British neo-soul group Jungle, will perform at 17:15. The Hlasy svobody (Voices of Freedom) project, which will present a number of Czech female singers from several generations and genres in one performance, will be one of the festival’s remembrances of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism.
The performers, including Lenka Filipová, Bára Poláková, Emma Smetana, Tereza Černochová, Monika Načeva, and many more, will take the stage at 20:00. They will be followed three hours later by one of the main headliners of this year’s Metronome Festival Prague, German electronica pioneers Kraftwerk and their world-famous 3D show. Each guest will receive special glasses so they can enjoy the 3D project to the fullest.
The ČT Park Stage will begin its Saturday program at 16:00 with a set by young Belgian hip-hop group blackwave. Anna Calvi, a phenomenal British guitarist and singer that’s one of the stars of today’s alternative music scene, will take the stage at 18:30.
The afternoon program on the Moon Stage will be left to domestic artists, with Ille, Die Alten Machinen, and Ohm Square performing in succession beginning at 14:45. Israeli musician, rapper, and singer Noga Erez, who the festival organizers believe has a great future in front of her, will perform at 21:45. Digitalism will begin their dance set 45 minutes after midnight, and experienced Warsaw-based DJ duo Last Robots will replace them at the festival’s official afterparty at 2:45.
The Radio Wave New Stage will be almost entirely focused on Czech performers from various genres. The program begins at 14:45 with a set from Nylon Jail, who will be followed by Viah, Margo, Market, Branko’s Bridge, Floex & Tom Hodge, and WWW.
The Planetarium will also see a range of genres with the Prague Film Orchestra performing at 21:45 followed by British-born Prague rocker Adrian T. Bell at 23:15.