BESEDA U BIGBITU FESTIVAL BREAKS STEREOTYPES
Motto: „No imagination is capable of explaining the simplest things.“
Beseda u Bigbítu music festival mixes quality music cocktail of attractive foreign bands with the best from the Czech independent music scene for the visitors again. Tall Ships (UK), Elektro Guzzi (AT), Wattican Punk Ballet (ARM/HU), Kamp! (PL), Gruff! (PL), Blahalouisiana (HU), DVA, Houpací koně, Modré hory (SK) belong to the most important headliners of the 22nd season. The Beseda u Bigbitu line-up videos are here.
Quality, pleasant atmosphere and interesting music as well as side events belong to the key values of this Moravian festival, which will host over 40 bands and songwriters from a lot of countries countries during the first August weekend. “I experienced the fantastic vibrations as soon as I got off the car. It was the best performance of the whole tour, people at Beseda have their hearts wide open,” stated Chicago blues singer Wanda Johnson after her performance at the festival. “At the festival, seemingly opposite musical and mental streams have been forming into symbiosis of mutual sharing of unusual experience for the last 20 years. We deeply believe this year will not change this tradition,” the director of the festival Tomáš Ševčík comments.
22nd Beseda u Bigbítu music festival will take place on 1st – 2nd August 2014 in the Moravian village Tasov near Veselí nad Moravou (82 km from Brno, 108 km from Bratislava, 284 km from Prague, 238 km from Budapest, 291 km from Krakow). Within 2 days, the visitors of the festival can attend tens of music and theatre performances, reading sessions, meet with land-art exhibitions, slam poetry or competitions of young musicians from the region of South Moravia.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
We are an open and friendly festival; we believe you are going to enjoy yourselves in our “culture from another world”.
The festival site is open from Friday August 1st, 2 PM. You can access the area and move around freely until Sunday, the tent camp is freely accessible all the time.
Car parking and sleeping in (own) tents in the tent camp is all free.
Tickets are available on the spot also in Euro; both days cost 25 Euro, Saturday only is for 15 Euro.
Don´t leave your valuables in the tent, there is a free non-stop storage facility at the festival site.
The entrance of dogs is allowed, but please make sure they wear a muzzle! Kids under 13 coming with their parents can enter the festival site free.
Refreshments – including vegetarian dishes – will be offered at the site, as well as an abundance of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Your personal stuff will not be checked at the entrance, but we expect fairness in return (so do bring along your own snack if you wish, but leave alcohol and drugs at home and rather enjoy a shot of delicious home-made plum brandy with us).
How to get here? You can get here by bus directly from Veselí nad Moravou or you can take the train from Veselí nad Moravou to Lipov, from where it’s only about 27 minutes by walk. Veselí nad Moravou is easily accessible by trains from Brno, Břeclav and Ostrava.
For more enquiries email at email@example.com or call +420 736 532 881.
See you at Beseda!
HISTORY OF BESEDA U BIGBÍTU
The festival has been held at a grove in the Moravian village Tasov at the base of The White Carpathians since 1993 (as a two-day event since 2002). It supports minority genres and strives to create a place for the meeting of talented amateur musicians with experienced artists from Visegrad countries and other regions and continents. Artists regardless of genre boundaries (including dulcimers and contemporary opera) annually meet on the two festival stages and perform for more than 2000 visitors. The biggest stars of the past years include French trumpeter Erik Truffaz, Finnish crossover band Waltari, Hidden Orchestra (NOR), Dj Food (GB), Three Trapped Tigers (GB), Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim Blues Band (USA), Cedric Burnside (USA), Másfél (HU), Tres Hombres (AT), Felix Kubin (DE), Besh o droM (HU), Erik Sumo Band (HU) and – representing the Czech and Slovak scenes – Tata Bojs, Polemic, Lenka Dusilová, Bluesweiser, Boboš & Frozen Dozen, Peter Lipa, Mňága a Žďorp, Anna K, Psí vojáci, Už jsme doma as well as hundreds of others.
Beseda u Bigbítu music festival is organized as a non-profit event and the organizers from the Žebřiňák civic society together with tens of volunteers invest their time to maintain the festival’s tradition, raise its quality and expand the accompanying events. Since 2009, the festival has been developing cross-the-border cooperation with Slovakian, Hungarian and Polish partners and is co-financed by International Visegrad Fund, Life an Artist foundation and private donors.