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“We have the best audience on the planet”: Pohoda sells out

For the second consecutive year, the Slovakian festival, this year headlined by Liam Gallagher and the 1975, will be at its 30,000-person capacity

By Jon Chapple on 04 Jul 2019

Chemical Brothers headlined Pohoda 2018

Chemical Brothers headlined Pohoda 2018

image © Michal Augustini/Pohoda Festival

With a week to go until kick-off, Slovakia’s Pohoda Festival has sold out for the second year in a row.

Pohoda (‘Peace’), Slovakia’s biggest music festival, was founded in 1997 and has taken place at its current home, Trenčín Airport, since 2004. Artists playing the 2019 event, the festival’s 23rd, include the 1975, Liam Gallagher, Lykke Li, the Roots, Mac Demarco, Death Grips, Skepta, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Kiwanuka and Lianne La Havas.

A multidisciplinary arts programme runs alongside the music, including theatre, dance, literature, visual arts and – new for 2019 – the Sporka Science & Magic stage, which will host scientific lectures and talks during the day and burlesque performances by night.

“We can’t wait to meet all these beautiful people”

“We are excited and thankful that Pohoda is sold out for the second year in a row,” Michal Kaščák, founder and promoter of the 30,000-capacity event, tells IQ. “We can’t wait to meet all these beautiful people who will bring sense to the work we do at the moment, changing the previously military airport into space for celebrating freedom and tolerance. We have the best audience on the planet and we do our best to prepare a great time for all Pohoda people.

“Thanks for the trust and thanks for the best atmosphere in the world – see you very soon in Trenčín.”

Pohoda 2019 takes place from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July.


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