Right in the heart of the city, festival visitors will experience forty excellent concerts including the first ever festival performance of Sting in the Czech Republic. Other headliners include Kasabian, one of the most successful British bands today, singer Shells, or Young Fathers. A number of Czech bands are also in the lineup.
Kasabian promises to play songs from their brand new album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ and their biggest hits. The Leicester boys have confounded the cull of UK rock bands borne from Britpop. And with their latest album, arriving to critical and popular success, it’s very difficult to ignore their longevity. “Kasabian — that means a modern guitar-driven sound with the touch of electronic music while still honoring the legacy of 60’s rock ‘n’ roll bands,” says Barbora Šubrtová, the festival’s main programme director. “A great experience and an energetic performance is guaranteed.” The band won multiple awards including the Brit Award for Best British Group in 2010 and seven NME awards in various categories.
Headliner Sting will also present his new album, 57th & 9th. The 12th solo studio album, hailed by the critics, is his first rock pop project in over a decade and a return to his classic rock roots. He will be at the festival on June 23. “We are truly happy that we succeeded in bringing Sting to the 2017 Prague Metronome Festival, and that we can share our happiness with all his fans. This will be Sting’s first appearance at a Czech music festival, and we are excited that it will be at Metronome,” says Barbora Šubrtová.
Czech musicians David Koller, Ewa Farna, Lenny, Thom Artway and Monkey Business are also confirmed acts.
The first Metronome Music Festival left a very positive impression and was praised by reviewers both for its location and program. Iggy Pop, Foals, The Kooks, Crystal Fighters and Ivan Král were some of the artists that performed last year. The Metronome Festival presented itself as an event that brings unique music experiences accompanied by convenience and excellent services for its visitors, all in a beautiful setting of Prague’s park. The media highlighted both its excellent choice of international acts as well as its location and support facilities. The festival’s second year will continue in this vein. “Our advantage is that while we offer visitors an urban festival with all of the services and comforts that only a city can offer, our location, partly in a park and partly in an amusement park, gives it a proper festival atmosphere,” says festival producer David Gaydečka.