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BAGS won the seventh duel of the Urquell of Talents contest

29 August 2013

Plzeň, August 28, 2013 – The seventh and final duel of this year's contest of bands the Urquell of Talents brought the name of the last advancing band. A formation called BAGS won the duel with the Pilsen musicians from the formation Different D.I.S.C.O. The prize for the final winner is 20.000,- CZK (about 1,000.00 USD), free beer for a year, and the unique opportunity to perform at October's Pilsner Fest. The last nominee for the Czech Championship in Holding of Double-steins is Pavel Mašek with the time 2:40. The last concert of the Summer in Prazdroj festival will take place this Thursday, and visitors can look forward to a performance by Kamil Střihavka & Leaders.

BAGS is an active band from Strakonice. The band has played more than 150 concerts, put out 3 EPs, and one full CD. BAGS frequently performs at festivals and “aid” better known bands such as Vypsaná fixa, Mandrage, and UDG. Their energized pop-rock (occasionally refreshed with electronic sounds) captured the attention of the audience and the formation became the last finalist. The final winner will be determined by public voting during the first two weeks of September at

The advancement to the finals of traditional Czech Championship in Holding of Double-steins that will take place on October 5th at the Pilsner Fest belongs to Mr. Pavel Mašek who took the prize that evening with a time of 2:40 minutes. Along with a spot in the finals, he took home a carton of Pilsner Urquell beer as a prize.

This week you can look forward to the last concert of the Summer in Prazdroj festival. Kamil Střihavka & Leaders will perform this time.

*Pilsner Fest is a traditional celebration of Pilsen beer that will take place in the courtyard of the Pilsen brewery on October 5th 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 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 a 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 beer companies worldwide, with 70 thousand employees in 75 countries around the world. It offers more than 200 beer brands including  world-renowned brands 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 28th, 2013.



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