United Islands of Prague is an international multi-genre music festival that takes place in Prague each year. 2019 will mark the 16th annual edition of the event, which will welcome over 100 performers from more than 10 scenes. This year’s theme is the British Edition and visitors are encouraged to dress in the colors of the Union Jack.
The festival focuses on young talented musicians and singers, who are supported by a few foreign and domestic stars.
United Islands of Prague will combine the celebration of the United Islands with the celebration of freedom and commemoration of the anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Freedom Island will be one of the main program highlights of the festival and will be situated in the surroundings of Kaizel’s orchards and its heart will be the ČT art Freedom Stage. “All the bands that perform here are lucky to have grown up in a free society, which is certainly not taken for granted. Thirty years ago they would never have been able to meet on the same stage because of the regime’s tight grip. Most importantly, they can all create freely. Often, nowadays we forget that freedom is not commonplace in the world so we invite you to come and be reminded of this and celebrate it with music,” tempts Moimir Papalescu, executive producer of the festival.
Musicians from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, and the Czech Republic will perform. The main program of the event is ‘freedom island’, which will be headlined by Polish rock group Trupa Trupa, Danish group The Deadnotes and Hungarian band Saverne. Other performers include The Actavists, Walter Schnizelsson and From Our Hands.
Organizers are also preparing a number of other thematic activities. There will be a “wall of freedom” that will be decorated with graffiti from Czech and German street artists. With their creations, they will express their view on the present state of democracy in the world.
The program will also include a thematic quiz for children and adults. Parents can find out how well they remember the events of 1989 and check what their children know about the topic. All age groups will also enjoy a photo shoot in retro corner, where they will be able to take pictures of themselves on Wenceslas Square as it was in November 1989, or in a perfectly re-created pre-revolutionary teenage room. There will also be stands of non-profit organizations with other accompanying programs and to top off the program there will be a show of classic Trabant cars.