Friday 26. 5.
Liveurope Festival is a showcase of young European musical talents. Over the course of two days, 18 artists and projects from nine European countries will perform, including four musicians nominated for the prestigious Music Moves Europe Awards. At Palác Akropolis, you will have the young European music scene at your fingertips with discoveries from Portugal, Estonia, France, Sweden, Serbia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and several other countries.
"On Friday evening at Palác Akropolis, we can look forward to Monika Zenkeviciute aka Monikaze. She comes from Vilnius, Lithuania, but releases her unique electronic singer-songwriter music on the London-based label Moshi Moshi. Her latest album, Laws of Distraction, tells the story of a world that has become a battleground for our attention. Despite his young age, the Prague-based electronic musician Bad Focus has already made a significant impact on the Czech music scene. He has released several EPs, composed music for the dance film Laterna Magika, and has a joint release with Amelie Siba. His style is versatile, incorporating influences ranging from modern classical to hip hop.
Singer Aiko is a new prominent voice in the domestic alternative and R&B scene. She was born in Moscow, but grew up in Karlovy Vary and lived in London. Last year, she won the talent competition Czeching by Radio Wave and became the first Czech or Slovak artist to be included in Spotify's Equal campaign. She sings about emancipation and determination not to succumb to stereotypes.
They named themselves after the famous Japanese film, Takeshi Kitano, Adrien Rozé, and Clément Savoye, also known as Kids Return, see their musical project as a monument to the friendship they have built since childhood. Their light-footed indie pop explores the magic of the moment where childlike naivety turns into adult cynicism and tests the power of nostalgia blurring the line between joy and sadness. Their musical talent shines particularly in live concerts, as confirmed by their win at this year's prestigious Music Moves Europe award.
Estonian discovery Kitty Florentine is like a fairy who can also show her claws. Her delicate, atmospheric songs draw from folk and jazz, hiding deep emotions beneath the surface. She has been making music for a short time, debuting with the album Maladaptive Daydream last year, which received great reviews in the Baltic scene. Now Kitty Florentine is waiting for a breakthrough in Europe. Twins Ondřej and Jiří Veselý are Bratři v rytmu (Brothers in Rhythm). The Czech electronic duo has been around since 2016 and transforms inspiration from club styles such as techno, trance, or IDM into an unclassifiable cross-genre hybrid. In 2020, they were nominated for the Music Moves European Talents award, and their debut album Two Minds was released in 2021. Combined with exceptional LED projections, their performances make the hearts of all clubbers dance.
The music of the Lisbon trio Ditch Days sounds like a lazy summer Saturday afternoon when you have nothing to do but watch the clouds in the sky. Just days that you can let go, as their name suggests. They have been around since 2016, when they also released their debut album Liquid Spring, and last year they returned with a new album, Blossom. Two members have previously performed at Akropolis with the band Lemon Lovers.
Artistic radical with a velvet voice, Ivo Dimchev, shuttles between New York and Sofia, dedicating himself to choreography, teaching theory at prestigious schools, and collecting awards for his performances. However, music is an integral part of his artistic expression, and he creates genre-defying compositions that push the boundaries of traditional music. He has collaborated with many renowned musicians and has a unique and unconventional approach to music." Note: Some names and terms may be transliterated or translated differently depending on the intended audience or context. It's always best to double-check with native speakers or do further research for accurate translations.
The admission fee is optional and ranges from 111 to 666 CZK.
This show is supported by Liveurope, the first pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European artists. Liveurope is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The City of Prague supports the project and it is realized with the financial participation of the EU through the National Regeneration Plan and the Ministry of Culture.