Reviews & Features
Wilsonic Review The BratVegas team arrived at Wilsonic early on the Friday evening. The weather is unseasonably bad but the atmosphere pleasant as bands play on the one open stage (the program on this stage will finish at about 2300, then performances at the 3 tents will begin, and the same will happen tomorrow). Our first impression is we hadn’t realised how many people with dreadlocks there are in Bratislava.
Pohoda Interview If you’ve not heard of Pohoda you’ve probably not been in Slovakia for long. In case you haven’t it’s the most famous festival in Slovakia, attracting around 20,000 people each year (you can read our review of last year’s festival here). It was founded by Michal Kaščák in 1997 and has been run by him ever since. The Pohoda people had organised a night of live music, film and photography at Klub Za Krkadlom to preview the festival . We asked Kaščák why this event was important, he replied that “there’s not so many concerts of this size in Bratislava. As well as Pohoda we organise 5 or 6 concerts a year, the last one we did was Prodigy. Pohoda is a meeting of different arts, many people, many generations and this evening is the same.”
Summer Festival Preview Following our preview of Pohoda a couple of weeks ago, many people have asked us about what other festivals are taking place across the country this summer. We’ve compiled a list of everything that’s worth going to in Slovakia, plus a few in neighbouring countries.
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