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The Victory in the Sixth Duel of the Urquell of Talents Contest Belongs to Pillow Fight Band

22 August 2013

Plzeň, August 21, 2013 – The sixth match of the Urquell of Talents contest produced another finalist. It is the band Pillow Fight that, according to fans, closely beat their rivals Tommy Indian. The public voting at will decide who is going to be the ultimate winner of the Urquell of Talents as well. The best band will get free beer for a year and mainly the engagement to perform as a part of the main music program at Pilsner Fest with the honorarium of 20.000,- CZK (about 1,000.00 USD). With her time of 1:18 min, Miss Soňa Štěpánová has qualified to Czech Championship in Holding of Double-Steins. The last duel of the Urquell of Talents contest and the chance to nominate to the double-steins finals will take place this Thursday. Extra Band revival will be the main band of the evening.

Pillow Fight is a well tuned band of musicians from Pilsen, playing a mixture of pop, rock and rock’n’roll. In 2010, the band experienced a rise in popularity with new members Jan Fencl (guitar and voice), Adam Hofmeister (bass), Ondřej Kopecký (drums), and Luděk Holý (voice and guitar; he is also the author of English texts. This year they are coming with their debut album “Starlight.” Its diverse track list is a map of the bands repertoire from the past 5 years. Since then they have, under their belts, 40 original songs and more than 200 concerts where they could be seen side by side with Xindla X, Michal Hrůza, Báry Zemanova, Charlie Straight, and other known names of the Czech music scene. Fans may look forward to the new album and in case of victory at the Urquell of Talents, to their performances at the October Pilsner Fest.

Advancing to the finals of the traditional Championship of Czech Republic in holding of double-steins, that will take place on October 5, belongs to Soňa Štěpánová. Next to secured participation in the finals, the happy winner took home with her a carton of Pilsner Urquell beer.

This Thursday you can look forward to Extra Band revival, a rock band of the second half of 1990s, and mainly to the last duel of bands between Different D.I.S.C.O. and Bags. Fans may pick the winner during the concert on site using the voting vouchers or during the next seven days online at

*Pilsner Fest is a traditional celebration of Pilsen beer that will take place on the courtyard of the Pilsen brewery on October 5 this year. You can find more information about the festival of music and Pilsen Urquell beer at


More information:

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

Notes for editors:

- With its total sale of nearly 9.9 million of hectoliters 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 most significant world beer companies with 70 thousand employees in 75 countries around the world. It offers more than 200 beer brands including the world renowned brand such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft a Grolsch, as well as important local brands such as Aguila (Columbia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia), and Tyskie (Poland).


This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on 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 August 21st, 2013.




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