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Stars of the Czech Music Scene, Including a Speciality, and the Winners of Urquell of Talents Will Perform at this Year's Pilsner Fest

3 July 2013

Plzeň, July 2 2013 – This year's Pilsner Fest will offer classic attractions with festival stages such as Kryštof, Sunshine, and Mandrage plus a non-traditional fusion of bands with the new MC duo “Nasty a En.dru.” FIRKIN band will be a pleasant surprise for many visitors. Winners from the last two years of Urquell of Talents will also appear.

This year, Pilsner Fest is design as a one day birthday celebration of the brewing of the first batch of Pilsner Urquell lager. Regardless, it will retain its musical character and it will ensure high quality musical productions. The new concept of the celebration will reflect mainly in the accompanying programme. The quality and colorfulness of the musical offerings will remain the same.

Each band will have an hour long window to perform, and during the breaks MC duo Nasty a En.dru will present a special connecting show. Besides this enrichment, the non-traditional fusion of bands will add to the interesting experience. The participants may look forward to exceptional duels of Ondřej Brzobohatý and En.druem, or Čechomor with a symphonic orchestra.

And what other names might you expect on the two stages of this year’s Pilsner Fest's? The upper stage will open its programme at 1:30 p.m. with the show of Pilsen native Mandrage, followed by Bros and Beasts and Sunshine. After the intermission, during which there will be space for a group toast, 100 animals will take the stage and after that is the famous band Kryštof. The wild ride will conclude with the show by the Hungarian group FIRKIN, who have conquered many European stages.

The second scene will open with a performance by the ultimate winner of the Urquell of Talents 2013 show, which will be selected by fans over summer at www.pilsnerfest.cz. After their show, Yellow Sisters and the never-ageing Buty will take the stage. The second half will welcome Čechomor with a symphony orchestra and Blue Effect.  Ondřej Brzobohatý and En.dru will join in jam session before the last band of the evening Too Late – the winner of Urquell of Talents 2012.

“This year's Pilsner Fest will be traditional and unexpectedly new. On one hand we have the proven attractions of festival stages, and on the other hand visitors may expect a unique fusion of the Čechomor band with a symphonic orchestra and a new MC duo Nasty a En.dru, whom you can never tell if they will join the other bands and jam along. Their beat-box skills and musical sensitivity are truly unique. On top of that, we were able to secure an international star that will close the festival - FIRKIN band, whose lively and energetic music set is highly anticipated by all of us,” Pilsner Fest musical director Pavel Anděl said about the festival.

More information about Pilsner Fest is available at www.pilsnerfest.cz.

*Urquell of Talents takes place as a part of the Summer in Prazdroj, which is a traditional series of concerts on the courtyard of the brewery in Pilsen. This year, the concert will take place every Thursday from July 11 to August 29 at 7:00 p.m. Burma Jones, YoYo-band, Odyssea and Kamil Střihavka will also appear during this year's Summer in Prazdroj.

For more information contact:

Vladimír Jurina
Plzeňský Prazdroj
tel.: +420 724 617 886

 

Notes for editors:

- With its total sale of nearly 9.9 million of hectolitres during the calendar year of 2012 (including licensed productions abroad) and with its export to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of the Czech beer.

- Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the member of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio.

- SABMiller plc. is one of the world’s biggest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. SABMiller portfolio includes important international Brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful regional and national brands.

 

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 2nd of July 2013.

 

 

 

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